French literature

Voltaire : life and works

Voltaire’s life summed up in 12 minutes.

“You must cultivate your own garden”

A small sentence that made many write.

Through the magic of digital and the University of Chicago, a space for readers!

The Works of Voltaire. A Contemporary Version. A Critique and Biography by John Morley, notes by Tobias Smollett, trans. William F. Fleming (New York: E.R. DuMont, 1901). In 21 vols.

Project Gutemberg.

Thanks to a wealthy Englishman who devoted his fortune to it, the best endowed research institute concerning Voltaire is British.

Candide : the opera

Leonard Bernstein is one of the great conductors of the 20th century. Gifted with every talent, he also wrote an opera based on Voltaire’s tale!