By (author) Voltaire
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Candide by Voltaire
Book DescriptionAccording to many scholars, Voltaire (pen name for Francois Marie Arouet) was the embodiment of the Enlightenment. Born in Paris is 1694, he was well educated by the Jesuits, studying law prior to turning to writing as a profession. His lampoons and satires won him fame and infamy; he was imprisoned and exiled at various times for his writing. He was forced into exile from France to England; later, he was invited to work for Frederick the Great in Berlin (politics and his reputation blew rapidly in the ever-changing winds of Europe). Voltaire wrote "Candide" shortly after this period, when he had moved to Geneva. In 1778, the year of his death, he returned to Paris, a triumphant celebrity - many of his ideas served to strengthen the movements that would eventually culminate in the French Revolution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812972016
(203mm x 133mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Voltaire
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Candide has been delighting readers since 1759 with its satiric wit, provocations and warnings.
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At once a story-length Bildungsroman and a philosophical tale, 'Micromegas' is a classic Enlightenment text, and is accompanied in this volume by thirteen other pieces - inlcuding 'Plato's Dream' and 'Memnon' - all in a new translation by acclaimed French specialist Douglas Parmee.
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Author Biography - Voltaire
Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) (1694 1778) was one of the key thinkers of the European Enlightenment. Of his many works, "Candide" remains the most popular. Peter Constantine was awarded the 1998 PEN Translation Award for "Six Early Stories "by Thomas Mann and the 1999 National Translation Award for "The Undiscovered Chekhov: Forty-three New Stories." Widely acclaimed for his recent translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel, he also translated Gogol s "Taras Bulba" and Tolstoy s "The Cossacks "for the Modern Library. His translations of fiction and poetry have appeared in many publications, including "The New Yorker, Harper s, " and "Paris Review. "He lives in New York City."
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