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John Churton Collins. Voltaire, Montesquieu and Rousseau in England. London: Eveleigh Nash. 1908. 292pp.

Ian Davidson. Voltaire in Exile. London: Atlantic Books. 2004. 343pp.

John Viscount Lorley. Voltaire. London: Macmillan. 1923. 365pp.

Haydn Mason. Voltaire. Hutchinson. 1975. 204pp.

John Nicholas Pappas. Voltaire and D'Alembert. Indiana University Press. 1962. 183pp.

Julia Parker. Voltaire: The Universal Man. Stroud, Gloucestershire, England: Sutton Publishing. 2005. 240pp.

Roger Pearson. Voltaire Almighty: A Life in Pursuit of Freedom. Bloomsbury. 2005. 384pp.

Peyton Richter; Ilona Ricardo. Voltaire. Twayne. 1980. 192pp.

Victor Thaddeus. Voltaire: Genius of Mockery. New York: Brentano's. 1928.


  1. Voltaire's Luck: The French Philosopher Outsmarts the Lottery
    by Roger Pearson. Lapham's Quarterly, 2016.


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  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1515)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.245)

  10. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.975-77)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1086)

  12. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.114)

  13. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.281)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.500)

  15. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.710)

  16. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.901)

  17. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.307)

  18. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.530)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.108)

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