The Works of Voltaire: A Contemporary Version - Vol. 3

The Works of Voltaire: A Contemporary Version - Vol. 3

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The Works of Voltaire: A Contemporary Version - Vol. 3

The Works of Voltaire: A Contemporary Version - Vol. 3

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I. JEANNOT AND COLIN 5

II. MICROMEGAS 20

A voyage to Saturn by an inhabitant of Sirius; what befel him on our globe; he captures a vessel; what happened in his intercourse with men.

III. THE TRAVELS OF SCARMENTADO 51

IV. THE HURON; OR, PUPIL OF NATURE 64

He is converted; falls in love; repulses the English; goes to the court; is imprisoned in the Bastille with a Jansenist; his sentiments on the drama; Miss St. Yves consults a Jesuit; her death and its consequences.

V. THE PRINCESS OF BABYLON ... 164

Royal contest for the hand of Formosanta; the king's council; the bird's eloquent conversation; Aldea elopes with the king; Formosanta visits China; Amazan visits Albion, and Saturn, and Rome; an unfortunate adventure in Gaul; reconciliation.

VI. THE WORLD AS IT GOES 266

VII. THE BLACK AND THE WHITE 290

VIII. THE GOOD BRAHMIN 312

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