Voltaire was educated by the Jesuits at the college at Louis-le-Grand in Paris. He began his writing early and landed in the Bastille on two occasions for his satirical works and religious opinions. He spent 1726 to 1729 in exile in England. On his return to France he published Charles XII (1731) and produced a number of plays. In 1734, he published his Lettres philosophiques, which was influenced by his time in England, and which was critical of the established political and religious institutions. He was forced to leave Paris again and fled to Cirey in Champagne, where he spent the next 10 years. In 1750, Voltaire travelled to Prussia and in 1754 he settled in Switzerland where he stayed for most of the rest of his life. Other works included Le Siecle de Louis XIV (1751), Micromegas (1752), Zadig (1747) and Candide (1758), his best-known work.
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Letters on England
The Man of Forty Crowns [Illustrated]
The Philosophical Dictionary
The Sage and the Atheist [Illustrated]
The White Bull [Illustrated]
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