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- 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...
- 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$ 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 4.95
Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. A classic work of eighteenth century literature, Candide... more...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95
Voltaire's brilliant satire, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Through the adventures of Candide, we experience life's most crushing misfortunes, see the redeeming wisdom those misfortunes can bring ? all the while enjoying Voltaire's witty burlesque of human excess. more...