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Candide (Critical Editions) - Voltaire, Robert M. Adams
Candide (Critical Editions)
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Robert M. Adams’s superlative revised translation of Candide provides the basis for this widely adopted Norton Critical Edition.The accompanying apparatus has been revised in accordance with recent biographical and critical materials. The Backgrounds and Criticism sections provide important... show more
Robert M. Adams’s superlative revised translation of Candide provides the basis for this widely adopted Norton Critical Edition.The accompanying apparatus has been revised in accordance with recent biographical and critical materials. The Backgrounds and Criticism sections provide important essays that shed light on major critical issues relevant to Candide and to the intellectual climate of the period. In addition to the reports of five English visitors to Ferney, essays by Haydn Mason, Erich Auerbach, Ernst Cassirer, and Robert M. Adams are included. The final section of the edition, "The Climate of Controversy," summarizes the debate surrounding Voltaire’s works and includes essays by Peter Gay, Raymond Naves, Gustave Lanson, and John Morley. Also included are a series of quotations about Voltaire by such prominent figures as Gustave Flaubert, Frederick the Great, and Stendhal, as well as the text of "Pangloss’s Song," a ballad from the 1956 Candide-based operetta by Richard Wilbur.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393960587 (0393960587)
ASIN: 393960587
Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company
Pages no: 224
Edition language: French
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KOMET
KOMET rated it
This is one of the few books I have completed reading in one sitting. That was when I was 14 and had developed a curiosity about Voltaire. I read my Mom's copy of 'Candide', which is bound in leather. 'Candide' was to me a book that evoked wonder and adventure. And for the highly imaginative teenage...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
4.0 Comedy from a French master
I listened to a fantastic audio version narrated perfectly by Jack Davenport. This is timeless, bold, black comedy that takes sharp aim at its 18th century targets: royal despots, class differences, gender, race, pointless optimism... It's fascinating how current so much of this is. Voltaire and Swi...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 Candide
Firstly this is a very good production. I had no idea that Jack Davenport able to do so many silly radio voices, but he does them very well, and seems to be having a good time too. I had to hunt down the translator, but it's apparently one Roger Pearson did in 1990, and it's wonderfully colloquial a...
A girl and her books
A girl and her books rated it
2.5 Voltaire - Candide
First of all, I have to say it's not a bad book. It's actually pretty good if you like that kind of writing. Unfortunately, I don't. I guess I started to read it with high expectations, because every review I read said the book was amazing and it as going to change my way to see the world. That di...
Lost in Literature
Lost in Literature rated it
5.0 Candide
One of the few books I was forced to read in college that I LOVED!!!
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