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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

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  • Voltaire, 1694-1778 -- Translations into English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementVoltaire ; translated, with an introduction and notes, by Roger Pearson.
GenreTranslations into English.
SeriesOxford world"s classics, Oxford world"s classics (Oxford University Press)
ContributionsPearson, Roger.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2075 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3418383M
ISBN 100192807269
ISBN 109780192807267
LC Control Number2005034736
OCLC/WorldCa62408683

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Voltaire is a famous philosopher of the Enlightenment, and Candide his most famous work. It's very short, less than a hundred pages, and the edition I read filled out the book with three other novellas, Zadig, Ingenu, The White Bull and a short story Micromegas/5(5). Candide and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics) Book Title:Candide and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics) Candide is the most famous of Voltaire's "philosophical tales," in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest of good sense. Candide is the most famous of Voltaire's "philosophical tales," in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest of good published in , 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 /5(5). Book Summary Candide begins in the German town of Westphalia, where Candide, a young man, lives in the castle of Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh.A noted philosopher, Doctor Pangloss, tutors the baron on philosophical optimism, the idea that "all is for the best in this best of all worlds.".

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