Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

Listing for Author: Voltaire

 

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1800-1849"Under his instruction -while we read together part of Voltaire's 'Charles the Twelfth' and 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme'...Thomas Cooper VoltaireCharles the TwelfthPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireA Treatise on TolerationPrint: Book
1700-1799I usually when I had done with my french, read some book every night and having left the Corresponding Society I never...Francis Place VoltairePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 31 March 1817: 'I have bought several books ... among others a complete Voltaire in 92 vol...George Gordon Lord Byron VoltaireOeuvres Completes de Voltaire. De L'Imprimerie de la Societe Litterarie TypographiquePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 14 April 1817: 'I have read a good deal of Voltaire lately ... what I dislike is his extre...George Gordon Lord Byron VoltaireunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899... [H. G.] Wells relearnt French by reading Voltaire for himself in the early 1880s and through visits to France ...'H. G. Wells VoltaireunknownPrint: Book
1700-1799'She began Candide but "threw it aside, and nothing, I believe, will tempt me ever to look into it again."'Elizabeth Carter Francois-Marie VoltaireCandidePrint: Book
1700-1799?With this proposal I of course readily closed and accordingly the next day my father gave me the 1st vol of the "Univ...John Marsh VoltaireHistoire de Charles XIIPrint: Book
1700-1799'On the next day (Saturday 9th) I went to Canterbury in the diligence, during w'ch I amused myself with reading part o...John Marsh VoltaireCandidePrint: Book
1700-1799?After having read the great champions for Christianity, I next read the works of Lord Hesbert, Tindal, Chubb, Morgan,...James Lackington VoltaireunknownPrint: Book
1700-1799Another great source of amusement as well as knowledge, I have met with in reading almost all the best novels (Cervant...James Lackington VoltaireunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'Finished Voltaire's Candide again after many years' interval'.George Eliot [pseud] Voltaire (pseud.)CandidePrint: Book
1800-1849'In the evening read memoirs of Voltaire.'Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin VoltaireMemoirs of the life of Voltaire written by himselfPrint: Book
1800-1849'Read Zadig.'Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin VoltaireZadigi ou la destineePrint: Book
1850-1899'Absorbed as always in books, Willie read seriously in both French and German literature. His favourites in French wer...Somerset Maugham Voltaire (pseud.)[novels]Print: Book
1800-1849'Go to the tomb and read the essay on sepulchres there - Shelley is out all the morning at the Lawyers but nothing is ...Mary Godwin Voltaire (pseud.)[shorter tales]Print: Book
1900-1945'After that I read Voltaire's "Candide", and at 12 o'clock adjourned for a pint to the local pub. Switched on the wire... VoltaireCandidePrint: Book
1700-1799'Mr de Regis read us "Semiramis" a fine trajedy of Voltaire what gave me great pleasure'.[Mr] de Regis Voltaire [pseud.]SemiramisPrint: Unknown
1800-1849'But the most extraordinary production of any, I have seen these many days, is "La Pucelle d'Orleans" an Epic by Volta...Thomas Carlyle Voltaire [pseud.]La Pucelle d'OrleansPrint: Book
1700-1799'A much greater man than Rousseau says, "The only remedy for the infectious disease of Fanaticism, is a philosophical ...James Lackington Voltaire(possibly) The Philosophical Dictionary for the pocket, Written in French by a society of men of letters and translated into EnglishPrint: Book
1700-1799'Finished Voltaire's "Siecle de Louis 14me.": a most entertaining and instructive work...'Thomas Green VoltaireEssay sur l?histoire du siecle de Louis XIVPrint: Book
1800-1849'after dinner read l'esprit des nations 132 Shelley read[s] Italian - read 15 lines of Ovids metamo[r]phosis with Hogg...Mary Godwin Voltaire [pseud.]Le Micromegas de M. de Voltaire, avec une histoire des croisades & un nouveau plan de l'histoire de l'esprit humainPrint: Book
1800-1849'read Ovid with Hogg (fin. 2nd fable). Shelley reads Gibbon and pastor fido with Clary - in the evening read Esprit de...Mary Godwin Voltaire [pseud.]Le Micromegas de M. de Voltaire, avec une histoire des croisades & un nouveau plan de l'histoire de l'esprit humainPrint: Book
1800-1849'Read Voltaire before breakfast (87)'Mary Godwin Voltaire [pseud.]Le Micromegas de M. de Voltaire, avec une histoire des croisades & un nouveau plan de l'histoire de l'esprit humainPrint: Book
1800-1849'After tea read Ovid 83 lines - Shelley two or three cantos of Ariosto with Clary and plays a game of chess with her R...Mary Godwin Voltaire [pseud.]Le Micromegas de M. de Voltaire, avec une histoire des croisades & un nouveau plan de l'histoire de l'esprit humainPrint: Book
1800-1849'[italics to denote Shelley's hand] S. reads Ovid - Medea and the description of the Plague - After tea M. reads Ovid ...Mary Godwin Voltaire [pseud.]Le Micromegas de M. de Voltaire, avec une histoire des croisades & un nouveau plan de l'histoire de l'esprit humainPrint: Book
1800-1849'Shelley reads Voltaire Essai sur des Nations'Percy Bysshe Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]Le Micromegas de M. de Voltaire, avec une histoire des croisades & un nouveau plan de l'histoire de l'esprit humainPrint: Book
1800-1849'Jefferson reads Don Quixote - C. reads Gibbon - S. finishes the 17th canto of Orlando Furioso - Read Voltaire's Essay...Mary Godwin Voltaire [pseud.]Le Micromegas de M. de Voltaire, avec une histoire des croisades & un nouveau plan de l'histoire de l'esprit humainPrint: Book
1800-1849[Mary Shelley's Reading List for 1815. Only those titles not mentioned in journal entries are given separate database ...Mary Godwin Voltaire (pseud.)Le Bible enfin explique
1800-1849[Mary Shelley's Reading List for 1815. Only those titles not mentioned in journal entries are given separate database ...Mary Godwin Voltaire (pseud.)Histoire de Charles XII, Roi de Suede
1800-1849[Mary Shelley's Reading List for 1815. Only those titles not mentioned in journal entries are given separate database ...Percy Bysshe Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]Histoire de Charles XII, Roi de SuedePrint: Book
1800-1849'Shelley goes alone to the Glacier of Boison - I stay at home - read several tales of Voltaire'Mary Godwin Voltaire (pseud.)[possibly] Romans et contesPrint: Book
1800-1849'I read Voltaires Romans. S. reads Lucretius ... talks with Clare'.Mary Godwin Voltaire (pseud.)[possibly] Romans et contesPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have read since last October a good deal of the history relating to the East ...: not much of books not connected w...Mountstuart Elphinstone VoltaireLouis XIVPrint: Book
1800-1849'S. reads "France" - read Romans de Voltaire - Hume'Mary Shelley Voltaire [pseud.][unknown]Print: Book
1800-1849'Read Tristram Shandy - Sentimental Journey - Zadig and Clarke'Mary Shelley VoltaireZadig, ou la destineePrint: Book
1800-1849'S. reads Electra and Ajax. Read the 8th Canto of Ariosto and the 4th Act of Phormio - Finish the Mille et une nuits. ...Mary Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]ZairePrint: Book
1800-1849'S. reads Electra and Ajax. Read the 8th Canto of Ariosto and the 4th Act of Phormio - Finish the Mille et une nuits. ...Mary Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]AlzirePrint: Book
1800-1849'Read 10th Canto of Ariosto - the Mahomet of Voltaire'Mary Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]MahometPrint: Book
1800-1849'Read 11th Canto of Ariosto & Merope & Simiramis [sic] of Voltaire'Mary Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]La MeropePrint: Book
1800-1849'Read 11th Canto of Ariosto & Merope & Simiramis [sic] of Voltaire'Mary Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]La Tragedie de SemiramisPrint: Book
1800-1849'Read 12 Canto of Ariosto - & L'orphelin de Chine & Tancrede of Voltaire'Mary Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]TancredePrint: Book
1800-1849'Read 12 Canto of Ariosto - & L'orphelin de Chine & Tancrede of Voltaire'Mary Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]L'Orphelin de ChinePrint: Book
1800-1849'[Shelley] Reads & I also Voltaires memoires by himself'Mary Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]M?moires pour servir ? la vie de M. de VoltairePrint: Book
1800-1849'[Shelley] Reads & I also Voltaires memoires by himself'Percy Bysshe Shelley Voltaire [pseud.]M?moires pour servir ? la vie de M. de VoltairePrint: Book
1800-1849'Greek - Voltaire's Tales'Mary Shelley Voltaire [pseud.][unknown]Print: Book
1800-1849'Her Royal Highness once read through the whole of 'Candide' to one of her ladies, who told me her opinion of it, whic...Princess Caroline Princess of Wales VoltaireCandidePrint: Book
1800-1849'Her Royal Highness once read through the whole of 'Candide' to one of her ladies, who told me her opinion of it, whic...a lady in waiting to Princess Caroline VoltaireCandidePrint: Book
1800-1849'Her Royal Highness once read through the whole of 'Candide' to one of her ladies, who told me her opinion of it, whic...Charlotte Bury VoltaireCandidePrint: Book
1800-1849'Affectation is never more tiresome and ridiculous than in a letter. Madame de Sevigne was the best letter-writer that...Mr Sharpe Voltaire [pseud.]LettersPrint: Book
1900-1945'I understand from Mr. Bagguley that it is you who are the craftsman of the binding of the "Candide" which he has been...Arnold Bennett VoltaireCandidePrint: Book
1700-1799'This Tale ["Rasselas"], with all the charms of oriental imagery, and all the force and beauty of which the English la...James Boswell Voltaire [pseud.]Candide: Or, All for the Best Print: Book
1700-1799'This Tale ["Rasselas"], with all the charms of oriental imagery, and all the force and beauty of which the English la...Samuel Johnson Voltaire [pseud.]Candide: Or, All for the Best Print: Book
1700-1799'When I talked of our [the Scots'] advancement in literature, "Sir, (said he,) you have learnt a little from us, and y...Samuel Johnson Voltaire[books of history]Print: Book
1700-1799'While their [her daughters'] Father's Life preserv'd my Authority entire, I used it [italics] all & only [end italics...Hester Lynch Thrale and her daughters Hester, Susanna and Sophia Voltaire [pseud.]ZadigPrint: Book
1700-1799Robert Southey to Thomas Phillips Lamb, 28 October 1792: 'If the Baron of Thundertentroncks castle had not been destro...Robert Southey VoltaireCandide, ou l'OptimismePrint: Book
1700-1799Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 22 November - 2 December 1793: 'Do not imagine that I am vindicating the ...Robert Southey VoltaireCandide, ou l'OptimismePrint: Book
1850-1899'On board the steamer between Marseilles and Malta, besides reading "Hypatia", which was "too highly coloured" for his...Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Voltaire [pseud.]TancredPrint: Book
1850-1899'Find invaluable passage of Voltaire on Lucifer and Liberty; article in dictionary on "Abus des mots". The Lucifer is ...John Ruskin Voltaire [pseud.][unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'Wilde also excelled in French. His copy of Voltaire's "Histoire de Charles XII" bears the autograph and date "Oscar W...Oscar Wilde VoltaireHistoire de Charles XIIPrint: Book
1900-1945'The subject of Voltaire was then taken. H. R. Smith gave an outline of his life. Mrs Robson read the Hermits Tale fro...Mary Robson Voltaire [pseud.]ZadigPrint: Book
1900-1945'The subject of Voltaire was then taken. H. R. Smith gave an outline of his life. Mrs Robson read the Hermits Tale fro...Katherine Evans Voltaire [pseud.]Letters on EnglandPrint: Book
1900-1945'The subject of Voltaire was then taken. H. R. Smith gave an outline of his life. Mrs Robson read the Hermits Tale fro...Francis Pollard Voltaire [pseud.]Print: Book
1900-1945'The subject of Voltaire was then taken. H. R. Smith gave an outline of his life. Mrs Robson read the Hermits Tale fro...C. Elliott Voltaire [pseud.]Print: Book
1900-1945'It is years since I have read "Candide" of course in French. I must tell you I have been immensely pleased by the par...Joseph Conrad Fran├žois-Marie Arouet VoltaireCandidePrint: Book
1850-1899'I have found Voltaire's ''Louis XIV. very pleasant and short, leaving out all the battles. Voltaire seems so impresse...Emma Darwin VoltaireThe Age of Lewis XIVPrint: Book

 

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