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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 7.50
David Wootton?s scalpel-sharp translation of Candide features a brilliant Introduction, a map of Candide?s travels, and a selection of those writings of Voltaire, Leibniz, Pope and Rousseau crucial for fully appreciating this eighteenth-century satiric masterpiece that even today retains its celebrated bite. "Wootton?s edition is clearly the best... more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.99
Candide is about a man who believes in the philosophy that: 'what happens, happens for the best in the end.' that was taught to him by his personal philosopher Dr. Panlosss. Candide goes through many, many trials and everyone he meets has had something terrible happen to them. He searches the world over for his love Cundgonde. And in the end finds... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95
Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. more...
- The Floating Press 1918; US$ 3.95
Ever since 1759, when Voltaire wrote "Candide" in ridicule of the notion that this is the best of all possible worlds, this world has been a happier place for readers. Voltaire wrote it in three days, and many generations have found that its laughter does not grow old. more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire's novel Zadig, or The Book of Fate skillfully weaves the story of its ancient Babylonian philosopher. Not trying for adherence to history, Voltaire's story is full of thinly veiled references to the social and political issues his own time. This appropriately philosophical work holds up human life as being... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
From the landscapes of El Dorado to Constantinople, this is a tale of unending adventures and escapades. That optimism is not always the key to life's problems is elucidated. A tale of love amalgamated with suffering, sacrifice and pain. Captivating! more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 3.99
A Classic tale set in the backdrop of ancient Babylonia, it tells the story of Zadig and his arduous quest for finding true love and happiness. Zadig encounters different types of people in his adventure-packed journey, of which some are good while others are evil. The novel handles the questions of fate, hope and life; it also portrays different sides... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
Voltaire wrote these letters during his two-year stay in England. The letters are a true reflection of his ideas and his intolerance for the naive. He comments on the religious beliefs, political attitudes and social values of the English. He critically analyzes and satirizes different institutes of England. An engrossing work! more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99
A parody of eighteenth-century adventure-romance and a satire on Liebnizian optimism (?all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds?), Candide follows the titular hero and his tutor, Dr. Pangloss, on a series of adventures after Candide is banished by his uncle for kissing his cousin. While enduring shipwreck, earthquakes, floggings, and... more...