This database brings you in fully-searchable form all of Voltaire’s writings. Included are all of Voltaire’s works apart from his correspondence, which can be searched separately, as part of the Electronic Enlightenment project (http://www.e-enlightenment.com/).
The Voltaire Foundation is currently publishing the Complete works of Voltaire in print — the first definitive critical edition of his complete writings. An online version of this edition is planned sometime after 2018. In the meantime, this plain text version of Voltaire’s writings (without critical apparatus or notes) is the most reliable version available anywhere on the web.
If you have any comments or queries, please contact either the Voltaire Foundation or the ARTFL Project. Editions used to establish this database are clearly marked; when possible we have included Voltaire's notes, and some variants depending on the edition. Pagination, however, is often not representative of the print editions, so if you wish to cite Voltaire for scholarly purposes, you should always consult the list of the best critical editions currently available.
This research tool is made available free of charge by the Voltaire Foundation (University of Oxford) and the ARTFL Project (University of Chicago).
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