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Letters concerning the English nation.

Voltaire

Letters concerning the English nation.

by Voltaire

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Published by P. Davies in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism,
    • Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- Early works to 1800,
    • Great Britain -- Religion -- Early works to 1800

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWith an introduction by Charles Whibley.
      GenreEarly works to 1800.
      ContributionsLockman, John, 1698-1771, tr.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPQ2086.L4 E5 1926
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiv, 197 p.
      Number of Pages197
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6729761M
      LC Control Number29014255
      OCLC/WorldCa2494308

      Letter I: On The Quakers. 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. Buy Letters Concerning the English Nation by Voltaire (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(4).

      Letters Concerning the English Nation encloses the most important treatises and dialogues and new translations of articles from the Philosophical Dictionary. Voltaire began working on the book at the end of , while being in England, but the most important thoughts were contributed the return to his homeland in Title: Letters concerning the English Nation Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: Aug Publisher: Oxford University Press Language: English.

        Letters Concerning the English Nation by Voltaire, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). Letters on England died, and George II. became king. He published here his Henriade. He wrote here his “History of Charles XII.” He read “Gulliver’s Travels” as a new book, and might have been present at the first night of The Beggar’s Opera. He was here whet Sir Isaac Newton died. In he published at Rouen the Lettres sur les.


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Letters Concerning the English Nation. Author: Voltaire,Ernest Dilworth; Publisher: Courier Corporation ISBN: Category: Literary Collections Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» The voice of the Age of Reason remarks on English religion and politics during the early 18th century: Quakers, Church of England, Presbyterians, Anti-Trinitarians, Parliament, government, commerce.

The English are pleas’d to have their Faults pointed out to them, because this shews at the same Time, that the Writer is able to distinguish their merit.” Letters Concerning the English Nation Voltaire () London: Printed for C.

Davis and A. Lyon, First edition PQ L4 E5   First edition, translated by John Lockman. The Letters were first published in French in the following year, cf. Bengesco, G. Voltaire, v.

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First Edition. Sabin states that “this English translation is the earliest publication of Voltaire;s ‘Lettres philosophiques,’ the first French edition appearing under the latter title at Amsterdam.” Based on Voltaire’s experiences living in England between andfavorably comparing it to.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Lettres philosophiques by Voltaire,Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers edition, Letters Concerning the English Nation ( edition) | Open Library. Voltaire wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain.

Letters Concerning the English Nation - Voltaire - Oxford University Press Inspired by Voltaire's two-year stay in England (), this. Voltaire "Letters Concerning the English Nation" () (Note: I'm cramming for one of my written exams on about texts, which I'll be taking in a week.

I've read all of the texts, but I'm now reviewing them together. The Letters were first published in French in the following year, cf.

Bengesco, G. Voltaire, v. 2, p. The ornaments are those used by William Bowyer. ESTC. Title vignette; tail-pieces. Page [1] at end blank. Leaves A4 and G3 are cancels. Includes "A letter concerning the burning of Altena, as related in the History of Charles : The hypothesis (BN., TomeII, column ), posed by Harcourt Brown, that Voltaire himself wrote part of the text in English following his stay in that country from was challenged by J.

Patrick Lee in his essay, "The Unexamined Premise: Voltaire, John Lockman and the myth of the 'English letters'" (Studies on Voltaire and the. P erhaps no Man ever had a more judicious or more methodical Genius, or was a more acute Logician than Mr. Locke, and yet he was not deeply s kill'd in the Mathematicks.

This great Man could never s ubject him s elf to the tedious Fatigue of Calculations, nor to the dry Pur s uit of Mathematical Truths, which do not at fir s t pre s ent any s en s ible Objects to the Mind; and no one .Letters Concerning the English Nation is a series of essays written by Voltaire based on his experiences living in England (in exile from France) between and Instead of a typical travel writing collection, Voltaire has attempted to survey all of English politics, religious tolerance and culture and compares it to the French equivalent.

Lettres sur les Anglais. English Title: Letters on England Language: English: LoC Class: PQ: Language and Literatures: Romance literatures: French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese: Subject: English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism Subject: Great Britain -- Civilization -- 18th century Subject: Great Britain -- Religion Subject Cited by: