a marvellously Swiftian look at the bleakness of existence. Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian In John Fletcher's wonderfully luminous translation, the Dictionnaire philosophique portatif is like a breath of fresh air... Nicholas Cronk's discreet, helpful introduction and notes direct us to Voltaire's main concern: religion. David Coward, Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Kent. Nicholas Cronk
is Professor of French Literature and Director of the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford.