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Candide By Voltaire (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)
Voltaire's shocking wit and biting portrayal of the eighteenth century church and aristocracy are now showcased in a new translation of "Candide," a bestseller in its time and essential reading for a deeper understanding of Voltaire and Enlightenment thought. Preserving the text's provocative nature as well as its accuracy, Daniel Gordon has paid special attention to impro ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published 1998)
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A mixture of hilarity, philosophy and moral not to be missed, even if you've read it in high school. You may not remember it and it's always worth your while to re-read certain classics in your "golden or silver years"...:) I was especially tickled by Voltaire's deprecating description of the Parisians, as he obviously was making fun of his own countrymen.