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Sarcastic, idealistic, brutal, and clever, Voltaire's poetry, pamphlets, and novellas helped bring down the French ancien regime. Frederick the Great said admiringly of him: "In truth, of all the intellectual weapons which have ever been wielded by man, the most terrible was the mockery of Voltaire. Bigots and tyrants, who had never been moved by the wailing and cursing of millions, turned pale at his name." John Morley wrote: "His life was not a mere chapter in a history of literature. He never counted truth a treasure to be discretely hidden in a napkin. He made it a perpetual war-cry and emblazoned it on a banner that was many times rent, but was never out of the field." Part of Voltaire's success came from the fact-- as seen in Candide-- that he could be surprisingly funny. This edition, which contains and introduction, chronology, and bibliography, is recommended in schools and colleges.  
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