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Candide and Other Stories

Candide and Other Stories - 90 edition

ISBN13: 978-0199535613

Cover of Candide and Other Stories 90 (ISBN 978-0199535613)
ISBN13: 978-0199535613
ISBN10: 0199535612

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 90
Copyright: 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1990
International: No

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Candide and Other Stories - 90 edition

ISBN13: 978-0199535613

Francois Voltaire

ISBN13: 978-0199535613
ISBN10: 0199535612

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 90
Copyright: 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1990
International: No
Summary

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 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