Books tagged: voltaire

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High Times at the Hotel Bristol
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,110. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Fact, fiction, gossip, history, anecdote, scandal... These 20 entertaining short stories are based on some of the scores of hotels around the world named Bristol. Here you'll find Lady Thatcher, Leon Trotsky, The Prince of Wales and the outrageous Lord Bristol. A great bedside book to read at home - or in a hotel. ***As featured in the Wall Street Journal and on BBC Radio 4's Excess Baggage
Candide
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,080. Language: French. Published: March 10, 2011 by Le signe bleu. Category: Essay » Literature
Candide est le célèbre conte philosophique de Voltaire. Cet ouvrage en propose une "Lecture Active" qui consiste à naviguer selon ses envies entre le texte intégral ou des résumés de chacun des 30 chapitres qui le composent. Un appareil critique permet d'approfondir la compréhension de l'oeuvre.Cette lecture active s'adresse à tout public, des étudiants aux amateurs.
An Introduction to Western Philosophy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Biography
Biographies and key ideas of twenty of the most important western philosophers, from Socrates, Plato and Aristotle to Nietzsche, Foucault and Derrida.
Zadig
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,940. Language: French. Published: April 17, 2011 by Le signe bleu. Category: Essay » Literature
Zadig conte oriental de Voltaire multiplie les interrogations sur l'existence du destin et de la providence. Cet ouvrage en propose une "Lecture Active" qui consiste à naviguer selon ses envies entre le texte intégral et des résumés des 21 chapitres qui le composent. Un appareil critique permet d'approfondir la compréhension de l'oeuvre. Cette lecture active s'adresse à tout public.
Finding Happiness in a Society Full of Narcissism
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,370. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology
The book identifies the most common error made in today's society that causes people to be unhappy. Despite an unremittingly hedonistic pursuit of instant gratification, the deep and satisfying glow of real happiness still can’t be achieved. However, this book shows how small changes to an individual's behaviour can have massive positive effects that lead to true happiness.
A Visit From Voltaire
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,080. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 by Eyes and Ears. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Nominated for the UK's Orange Prize for Fiction in 2004, A Visit From Voltaire brings the incorrigible 18th-century troublemaker back to life as he haunts the Swiss farmhouse of a newly-arrived American and her family. Over the course of a single winter, a comic Voltaire evolves from the Houseguest-from-Hell into her wisest friend, teaching her how to live life to the fullest. Funny and original.
Ophelia: A Tale of Woe Undone
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,600. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Romantically inclined Ophelia finds herself suddenly facing the crisis of her life, and as she struggles alone with her terrible secret we can only wait to see what she'll do next, while considering the course of history that may have turned her into some sort of ticking time bomb....
Social Truths
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Price: $2.69 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Social Truths is about better understanding society to better understand ourselves. This book lays out a buffet of sociological nuggets about society, allowing you to take in deep concepts in bite-sized ways that are easily digestible and surprisingly delicious. Bon appetit!
Miracles
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
Spinoza analyse les miracle de façon à la fois rationnelle et critique. Il s’agit moins pour Voltaire de critiquer les miracles que de s’interroger sur leur formation. Deux points de vue complémentaires sur le phénomène des miracles.
Creative Obsession - Philosophic Life in Broad Daylight (An Apomary)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,510. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Pragmatism
Creative Obsession is a modern apomary (an amalgam of aphorisms, apothegms and apologues), which depicts “a boiling pot of philosophy” with astonishing succinctness. The fervent protagonist of Creative Obsession is Homer Dogg, “a hardcore traveler, an honest scholar and an infatuated artist.”