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Letters on the English, by Voltaire

spark of enlightenment

It has been argued that these letters, first published as Lettres Philosophiques, 1733, sparked the Enlightenment in Europe. -leif

Excellent version, with table of contents, online at Bartleby, Harvard Classics, Vol. 34, Part 2:

Another well formatted, legible version, without table of contents:

A short biography of Voltaire (1694-1778)
entered before July 9, 2006; edited/updated November 26, 2015

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