Letters on England by Voltaire

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by Voltaire

Philosophy Politics History Enlightenment thought Religious tolerance Critique of French institutions Admiration of English freedom

3 hours 14 minutes

Letters on England is a series of essays written by Voltaire and first published in 1733.

"I was of opinion that the doctrine and history of so extraordinary a people were worthy the attention of the curious. To acquaint myself with them I made a visit to one of the most eminent Quakers in England, who, after having traded thirty years, had the wisdom to prescribe limits to his fortune and to his desires, and was settled in a little solitude not far from London. Being come into it, I perceived a small but regularly built house, vastly neat, but without the least pomp of furniture."

This edition of Letters on England is based on Henry Morley's edition.


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About Voltaire

This writer is known by his nom de plume Voltaire, but his real name is François-Marie Arouet. He was a French historian, writer and philosopher....

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