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Publisher Comments:

The accompanying apparatus has been revised in accordance with recent biographical and critical materials. The Backgrounds and Criticism sections provide important essays that shed light on major critical issues relevant to and to the intellectual climate of the period. In addition to the reports of five English visitors to Ferney, essays by Haydn Mason, Erich Auerbach, Ernst Cassirer, and Robert M. Adams are included. The final section of the edition, "The Climate of Controversy," summarizes the debate surrounding Voltaire's works and includes essays by Peter Gay, Raymond Naves, Gustave Lanson, and John Morley. Also included are a series of quotations about Voltaire by such prominent figures as Gustave Flaubert, Frederick the Great, and Stendhal, as well as the text of "Pangloss's Song," a ballad from the 1956 -based operetta by Richard Wilbur.

Synopsis:

Robert M. Adams's superlative revised translation of provides the basis for this widely adopted Norton Critical Edition.

About the Author

Robert M. Adams"s translation has been one of the best-selling translations for classroom use for many years. He was Professor of English Emeritus at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was the author of many books, among them Ikon: John Milton and the Modern Critics, Strains of Discord, and The Land and Literature of England. He was a contributing editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, and translated and/or edited six Norton Critical Editions, including The Prince, Candide, and Utopia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393960587
Other:
Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet
Author:
Voltaire
Editor:
Adams, Robert M.
Author:
Adams, Robert M.
Author:
de Voltaire, Franois-Marie Arouet
Author:
De Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet
Author:
Franois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
Author:
Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet De
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Voltaire, 1694-1778
Subject:
Voltaire
Subject:
French
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19910331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.36x5.17x.45 in. .48 lbs.

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