Letters on England
ISBN10: 014044386X ISBN13: 9780140443868 Contributors: Tancock, Leonard (Translator) Publisher: Penguin Classics Published: Mar 1 1995 Pages: 156 Weight: 0.25lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Also known as the Lettres anglaises ou philosophiques, Voltaire's response to his exile in England offered the French public of 1734 a panoramic view of British culture. Perceiving them as a veiled attack against the ancien regime, however, the French government ordered the letters burned and Voltaire persecuted.