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The Complete Works of Voltaire (Œuvres complètes de Voltaire) being published by the Voltaire Foundation is the first critical edition of the totality of his writings (in the original French), arranged chronologically to untangle the evolution of his thought. Each text is revealed anew thanks to an introduction, variants and a comprehensive annotation (in either English or French).

Voltaire: historian of modernity:
     Essai sur les mœurs
     Précis du siècle de Louis XV
     Siècle de Louis XIV
 
Lettres sur les Anglais
 
Corpus des notes marginales
Voltaire and alphabetical collections:
     Dictionnaire philosophique
     Œuvres alphabétiques, 1
     Œuvres alphabétiques, 2:
           Ajouts posthumes
     Questions sur l’Encyclopédie
 
Voltaire’s contes
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For individual texts, please refer to our Index of published texts. When a text has not yet been published in this definitive edition, the list Voltaire texts: the edition to use gives the best available edition.

Published volumes may be found in the full list of published volumes or the online catalogue.

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Forthcoming

Volume 12: Siècle de Louis XIV (II): Listes et Catalogue des écrivains

Ed. Diego Venturino

This is the fifth of six volumes of Voltaire’s Siècle de Louis XIV to be published by the Voltaire Foundation, in collaboration with the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles. The reign of Louis XIV (the Sun King) defined the era of the ‘Grand siècle’ and saw France rise to become the dominant player on the European stage. Voltaire’s seminal work is both a milestone in his career as a historian-philosopher and a monument of eighteenth-century historiography.

Volume 20C: ‘Micromégas’ and other texts

Ed. Nicholas Cronk, Thomas Wynn et al.