Candide and Other Stories

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April 2008



Candide is the most famous of Voltaire's "philosophical tales," in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest of good sense. First published in 1759, it was an instant bestseller and has come to be regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. What Candide does for chivalric romance, the other tales in this selection--Micromegas, Zadig, The Ingenu, and The White Bull--do for science fiction, the Oriental tale, the sentimental 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 and opens with a revised introduction that reflects recent critical debates, including a new section on Candide.


Candide ;
Micromegas ;
Zadig ;
The Ingenu ;
The White Bull ;
What Pleases the Ladies


In addition to Voltaire, Roger Pearson has translated Zola, La Bête humaine, and Maupassant, A Life for OWC, and Zola's Germinal for Penguin.
EAN: 9780199535613
ISBN: 0199535612
Untertitel: 'Oxford World's Classics'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Roger Pearson
Format: kartoniert
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