Candide (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)

by Voltaire

Paper Book, 1998




Bedford/St. Martin's (1998), Edition: 1st, 138 pages


Candide, Voltaire's biting portrayal of eighteenth-century European society, is a central text of the Enlightenment and essential reading for history students today. Preserving the text's provocative nature, Daniel Gordon's new translation enhances Candide's read-ability and highlights the text's wit and satire for twentieth-century readers. The introduction places the work and its author in historical context, showing students how the complexities of Voltaire's life relate to the events, philosophy, and characters of Candide. A related documents section -- with personal correspondence to and from Voltaire -- gives students another lens through which to view this influential thinker. Helpful editorial features include explanatory notes throughout the text and a chronology of Voltaire's life.… (more)



0312148542 / 9780312148546


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