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Voltaire

Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) (1694—1778) was one of the key thinkers of the European Enlightenment. Of his many works, Candide remains the most popular.

Peter Constantine was awarded the 1998 PEN Translation Award for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann and the 1999 National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov: Forty-three New Stories. Widely acclaimed for his recent translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel, he also translated Gogol’s Taras Bulba and Tolstoy’s The Cossacks for the Modern Library. His translations of fiction and poetry have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Paris Review. He lives in New... Read More

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Candide
Written by Voltaire, Translated by Peter Constantine, Introduction by Diane Johnson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2005
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7201-6 (0-8129-7201-5)

In this splendid new translation of Voltaire’s satiric masterpiece, all the celebrated wit, irony, and trenchant social commentary of one of the great works of the Enlightenment is restored and refreshed.

Voltaire may have cast a jaundiced eye on eighteenth-century Europe–a place that was definitely not the “best of all possible worlds.”... Read more






Candide and Other Stories
Written by Voltaire, Introduction by Roger Pearson
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1992
$21.00/25.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-41746-0 (0-679-41746-X)

 

Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds." On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the...

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Candide
Written by Voltaire
Bantam Classics | Paperback | April 1984
$4.95/5.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21166-5 (0-553-21166-8)

Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds." On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the... Read more





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