“Short works” is a unique collection of Voltaire's most iconic romances.
This edition has taken as a reference the “Works of Voltaire,” translated by William F. Fleming, 1901.
“Short works” includes: André Des Touches in Siam; The Blind As Judges of Color; The Clergyman and His Soul; A Conversation With a Chinese; Memnon the Philosopher; Plato’s Dream; An Adventure in India; Bababec; Ancient Faith and Fable; The Two Comforters; Dialogue Between Marcus Aurelius and a Recollet Friar; Dialogue Between a Brahmin and a Jesuit; Dialogues Between Lucretius and Posidonius; Dialogue Between a Client and His Lawyer; Dialogue Between Madame De Maintenon and Mdlle. De L’enclos; Dialogue Between a Savage and a Bachelor of Arts; and, A Treatise on Toleration. “Short works” also includes clarifying and interesting notes, some of them produced by the Scottish poet Tobias Smollet.
François-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his criticism of Christianity—especially the Roman Catholic Church—as well as his advocacy of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state.