Title CANDIDE AND OTHER STORIES
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Oxford University Press 2006
0192807269 / 9780192807267
Seller ID RWARE0000041992
Candide is the most famous of Voltaire's "philosophical tales," in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest of good sense. First publis hed in 1759, it was an instant bestseller and has come to be regarded as on e of the key texts of the Enlightenment. What Candide does for chivalric ro mance, the other tales in this selection--Micromegas, Zadig, The Ingenu, an d The White Bull--do for science fiction, the Oriental tale, the sentimenta l novel, and the Old Testament. The most extensive one-volume selection currently available, this new edition includes a new verse translation of the story Voltaire based on Chaucer's The Wife of Bath's Tale: What Pleases the Ladies. Opening with a revised introduction that reflects recent critical debates and including a new section on Voltaire's verse, this edition also features updated translations, revised notes, and an updated bibliography.