ISBN-10: 0312148542

ISBN-13: 9780312148546

Edition: 1999

Authors: Daniel Gordon, Voltaire, Francois Voltaire, Voltaire

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In this new translation of Voltaire's best-known work, distinguished translator Burton Raffel captures the irreverent spirit of "Candide "and" "renders the novel in clear, vivacious English. Stylistically superior to all predecessors, Raffel's version now stands as the translation of choice for twenty-first-century readers. "[A] fine new translation."--Adam Gopnik, "New Yorker" "Burton Raffel's excellent translations of a wide variety of texts are rightly admired, and so will this one be. Thanks be, he possesses the wit necessary to take us on and along the satirical road of Voltaire's "Candide.""--Mary Ann Caws, editor of "The Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry"
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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 9/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 138
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Introduction: The Paradoxes of Voltaire
The Duality of Voltaire
Voltaire and the Old Regime
Absolute Monarchy
The Unhappy Voltaire
Voltaire against Leibniz
Ridicule, Sex, Irony
Note on Voltaire's Vocabulary and the Present Translation
Candide, or Optimism
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Questions for Consideration
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