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Voltaire Candide and Other Stories by Roger Pearson

Voltaire Candide and Other Stories by Roger Pearson

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Voltaire Candide and Other Stories

Translated by Roger Pearson

Oxford World Classics

Oxford University Press, 2006, ISBN 9780192807267, paperback

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, no inscriptions, uncreased spine (see photographs)

“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 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, the Old Testament.  This new edition also includes a verse tale based on Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath’s Tale, in which we discover that most elusive of secrets: What Please the Ladies.”

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