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Candide and Other Stories (World's Classics) - Voltaire, Roger Pearson
Candide and Other Stories (World's Classics)
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Candide is the most famous of Voltaire's "philosophical tales," in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest of good sense. First published in 1759, it was an instant bestseller and has come to be regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. What Candide does for chivalric... show more
Candide is the most famous of Voltaire's "philosophical tales," in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest of good sense. First published in 1759, it was an instant bestseller and has come to be regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. What Candide does for chivalric romance, the other tales in this selection--Micromegas, Zadig, The Ingenu, and The White Bull--do for science fiction, the Oriental tale, the sentimental novel, and the Old Testament. The most extensive one-volume selection currently available, this new edition includes a new verse translation of the story Voltaire based on Chaucer's The Wife of Bath's Tale: What Pleases the Ladies. Opening with a revised introduction that reflects recent critical debates and including a new section on Voltaire's verse, this edition also features updated translations, revised notes, and an updated bibliography.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192807267 (0192807269)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 Candide
Voltaire is a famous philosopher of the Enlightenment, and Candide his most famous work. It's very short, less than a hundred pages, and the edition I read filled out the book with three other novellas, Zadig, Ingenu, The White Bull and a short story Micromegas. Although Candide is the most celebrat...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0
There is so much sarcasm and cynicism concentrated in this little novel it makes Mark Twain look like Horatio Alger. Voltaire is great, but best taken in small doses.
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