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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Voltaire Narrator: Donal Donnelly Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1969 ISBN: 9781436182584
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Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary is a series of short essays, hortatory and propagandist, over an enormously wide range of subjects.

It was deliberately planned as a revolutionary book and was duly denounced on all sides and described as ‘a deplorable monument of the extent to which intelligence and erudition can be abused.’ The subjects treated include Abraham, Angel and Anthropophages; Baptism, Beauty and Beasts; Fables, Fraud and Fanaticism; Metempsychosis, Miracles and Moses; all of them exposed to Voltaire’s lucid scrutiny, his elegant irony and his passionate love of reason and justice.

Voltaires irony, keeness and passionate love of reason and justice are fully evident in this deliberately revolutionary series of essays.

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About the Author
Author Voltaire

Francois Marie Arouet (pen name Voltaire) was born on November 21, 1694, in Paris. Voltaire’s intelligence, wit, and style made him one of France’s greatest writers and philosophers. Among the major works Voltaire gave to the world are Zadig, a philosophical story of religious and metaphysical orthodoxy, and one of his most celebrated works; “Micromégas,” a short story whose ideas helped to create the genre of science fiction; the French satire Candide, which is considered Voltaire’s master work; and the Dictionnaire Philosophique, a lifelong project that represents the culmination of Voltaire’s views on Christianity, God, morality, and other subjects.

About the Narrator

Donal Donnelly is an Irish-born film and stage actor who trained at Dublin’s Gate Theatre and later joined the world-famous Abbey Theatre. In addition to playing numerous roles on Broadway and in films, he has established himself as a first-rate narrator. Known for his inspired interpretations of James Joyce, his spirited, lyrical delivery has made him a favorite among listeners.