By Theodore Dreiser
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By Voltaire, Henry Morley (Translated by), Lauren Walsh (Translation Revised by), Allan Odle (Illustrated by), Gita May (with an Introduction and Notes by)
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By Abraham Pais
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By C. Ray, Christopher Ray
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