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  • Candideby Voltaire

    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...

  • Candideby Voltaire; David Wootton

    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...

  • Letters on Englandby Voltaire

    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...

  • Zadigby Voltaire

    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...

  • Candideby Voltaire

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    Voltaire?s satire of eighteenth-century Europe, hailed as one of the most influential works in the Western canon Candide?s misfortunes begin when his uncle, a German baron, banishes him for kissing the baron?s daughter, Cunégonde. Forced to make his own way in the world, Candide goes from conscription in the Bulgar army, to Lisbon, after a harrowing... more...

  • Micromegasby Voltaire; Peter Phalen

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire is best remembered for his novel Candide, but he was a prolific writer who produced works in virtually every literary genre. In this story, Voltaire actually plays a significant role in inventing a new literary genre -- science fiction. Micromegas is a satirical work in the vein of Swift's Gulliver's... more...

  • The History of Peter the Greatby Voltaire; Tobias Smollett

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    French Enlightenment thinker Voltaire saw much to admire in Russian emperor Peter the Great. Most significantly, Voltaire admired Peter's tireless efforts to drag Russia from its medieval mindset and thrust it into an age of rationality. This exhaustive biography focuses more on Peter's philosophy and values than his wartime exploits. more...

  • Voltaireby Voltaire

    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...

  • Candideby Voltaire

    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...

  • Zadig and L'Ingénuby Voltaire

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 17.58

    One of Voltaire's earliest tales, Zadig is set in the exotic East and is told in the comic spirit of Candide; L'Ingenu, written after Candide, is a darker tale in which an American Indian records his impressions of France more...