Sixteen short tales and dialogues. ‘Plato’s Dream’ is said to be a precursor of science-fiction and is a lively reworking of Plato’s creation myth in a thousand words.
MEMNON THE PHILOSOPHER.
A CONVERSATION WITH A CHINESE.
AN ADVENTURE IN INDIA.
ANCIENT FAITH AND FABLE.
THE TWO COMFORTERS.
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN MARCUS AURELIUS AND A RECOLLET FRIAR.
ANDRÉ DES TOUCHES IN SIAM.
THE BLIND AS JUDGES OF COLOUR.
THE CLERGYMAN AND HIS SOUL.
DIALOGUE BETWEEN A BRAHMIN AND A JESUIT
DIALOGUES BETWEEN LUCRETIUS AND POSIDONIUS.
DIALOGUE BETWEEN A CLIENT AND HIS LAWYER.
DIALOGUE BETWEEN MADAME DE MAINTENON AND MADEMOISELLE DE L’ENCLOS.
DIALOGUE BETWEEN A SAVAGE AND A BACHELOR OF ARTS.
Extracted from Voltaire, The Works of Voltaire: A Contemporary Version. Volume: 4. Translated by William F. Fleming. Publisher: E. R. DuMont. Place of Publication: Paris. Publication Year: 1901
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