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Candide (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)

Candide (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)
Author: Voltaire
ISBN 13: 9780312148546
ISBN 10: 312148542
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication Date: 1998-09-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 138
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Witty, caustic skewering of romance, science, philosophy, religion, government—nearly all human ideals and institutions.


A new translation from the French of the best of all possible satires of 18th-century European society, with an introduction by Gordon (history, U. of Massachusetts-Amhearst) putting it in the context of events in Voltaire's life. Also includes letters to and from him that illuminate the work, a review of the original publication, a chronology from 1694-1791), and questions to ponder. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.