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Publisher Comments:

Candide, Voltaires biting portrayal of eighteenth-century European society, is a central text of the Enlightenment and essential reading for history students today. Preserving the texts provocative nature, Daniel Gordons new translation enhances Candides read-ability and highlights the texts wit and satire for twentieth-century readers. The introduction places the work and its author in historical context, showing students how the complexities of Voltaires 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 Voltaires life.

Synopsis:

In this new translation of Voltaire's best-known work, distinguished translator Burton Raffel captures the irreverent spirit of "Candide "and" "renders the novel in clear, vivacious English. Stylistically superior to all predecessors, Raffel's version now stands as the translation of choice for twenty-first-century readers. <BR>"(A) fine new translation."--Adam Gopnik, "New Yorker" <BR>"Burton Raffel's excellent translations of a wide variety of texts are rightly admired, and so will this one be. Thanks be, he possesses the wit necessary to take us on and along the satirical road of Voltaire's "Candide.""--Mary Ann Caws, editor of "The Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry"<BR>

About the Author

Daniel Gordon (Ph.D. University of Chicago) is associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has also taught at Harvard University and Stanford University. He has served on the editorial staff of The Journal of the History of Ideas and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture. His publications, including Citizens without Sovereignty (1994), deal with the Enlightenment and the history of Enlightenment scholarship in the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

  Foreword

  Preface

    

PART I.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312148546
Author:
Gordon, Daniel
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Translator:
Gordon, Daniel
Editor:
Gordon, Daniel
Author:
Gordon, Daniel
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Series Volume:
by Voltaire
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
138
Dimensions:
8.13 x 5.52 x 0.375 in

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Product details 138 pages Saint Martin's Press, Incorporated - English 9780312148546 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this new translation of Voltaire's best-known work, distinguished translator Burton Raffel captures the irreverent spirit of "Candide "and" "renders the novel in clear, vivacious English. Stylistically superior to all predecessors, Raffel's version now stands as the translation of choice for twenty-first-century readers. <BR>"(A) fine new translation."--Adam Gopnik, "New Yorker" <BR>"Burton Raffel's excellent translations of a wide variety of texts are rightly admired, and so will this one be. Thanks be, he possesses the wit necessary to take us on and along the satirical road of Voltaire's "Candide.""--Mary Ann Caws, editor of "The Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry"<BR>

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