Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Henry Voltaire

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Candide, by Voltaire, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics  series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate

All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.

One of the finest satires ever written, Voltaire's Candide savagely skewers this very “optimistic" approach to life as a shamefully inadequate response to human suffering. The swift and lively tale follows the absurdly melodramatic adventures of the youthful Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunégonde, and tortured by the Inquisition. As Candide experiences and witnesses calamity upon calamity, he begins to discover that—contrary to the teachings of his tutor, Dr. Pangloss—all is perhaps not always for the best. After many trials, travails, and incredible reversals of fortune, Candide and his friends finally retire together to a small farm, where they discover that the secret of happiness is simply “to cultivate one''s garden," a philosophy that rejects excessive optimism and metaphysical speculation in favor of the most basic pragmatism.

Filled with wit, intelligence, and an abundance of dark humor, Candide is relentless and unsparing in its attacks upon corruption and hypocrisy—in religion, government, philosophy, science, and even romance. Ultimately, this celebrated work says that it is possible to challenge blind optimism without losing the will to live and pursue a happy life.

Gita May is Professor of French at Columbia University. She has published extensively on the French Enlightenment, eighteenth-century aesthetics, the novel and autobiography, and women in literature, history, and the arts.

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Candide

Candide

by Voltaire

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 176 p. Contains: Illustrations. Barnes & Noble Classics (Paperback). Audience: General/trade.

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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Clean text; light edge wear.

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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Barnes & Noble Classics Edition-2003-Paperback. Author: Voltaire. Translated by Henry Morley. The outer cover looks new, the spine iis tight and stiff and the edges are spotless. There are 3 slightly dog-eared pages in the middle of the book but, otherwise, the book is new and unread. The text is bright, crisp and unmarked. 146 pages. -We welcome and respond promptly to customer inquiries about the books we offer for sale. We grade conservatively, package securely and ship immediately. Excellent customer service. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Voltaire

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Candide, Or Optimism

Candide, Or Optimism

by Francois-Marie Arouet De Voltaire

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xxv, 146 pp. Eighth printing thus. Translated by Henry Morley.

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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Barnes & Noble Classics)

by Voltaire

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Barnes & Noble 2003 146pg. Clean covers with clean and firm pages, with no marks, volume is square, tight spine.

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Candide, Or Optimism

Candide, Or Optimism

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Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Barnes & Noble Trade Paperback Fine Condition. Solidly bound, uncreased, unmarked. Translated by Henry Morley, revised by Lauren Walsh. Introduction and Notes by Gita May (professor of French at Columbia University) Candide was first published in French in 1759, Henry Morley's translation was first published in 1922. Hailed as one of the finest satires ever written. The life of optimistic outlook is savagely skewered. As Candide witnesses calamity upon calamity, he begins to discover that all is not always for the best. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 2003. 5.25" x 8" tall; 146pp with Endnotes, Comments and Questions, List of Further Reading.

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Candide, Or Optimism

Candide, Or Optimism

by Voltaire

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Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Barnes & Noble Trade Paperback Fine Condition. Solidly bound, uncreased, unmarked. Translated by Henry Morley, revised by Lauren Walsh. Introduction and Notes by Gita May (professor of French at Columbia University) Candide was first published in French in 1759, Henry Morley's translation was first published in 1922. Hailed as one of the finest satires ever written. The life of optimistic outlook is savagely skewered. As Candide witnesses calamity upon calamity, he begins to discover that all is not always for the best. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 2003. 5.25" x 8" tall; 146pp with Endnotes, Comments and Questions, List of Further Reading.

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Candide Or Optimism

Candide Or Optimism

by Henry Morley Voltaire

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159308028x. Used in trade paperback. A bright, clean copy.; Barnes & Noble Classics Series; B/W Illustrations; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 146 pages; One of the finest satires ever written, Voltaireís Candide savagely skewers this very ìoptimisticî approach to life as a shamefully inadequate response to human suffering. The swift and lively tale follows the absurdly melodramatic adventures of the youthful Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved CunÈgonde, and tortured by the Inquisition. As Candide experiences and witnesses calamity upon calamity, he begins to discover thatócontrary to the teachings of his tutor, Dr. Panglossóall is perhaps not always for the best. After many trials, travails, and incredible reversals of fortune, Candide and his friends finally retire together to a small farm, where they discover that the secret of happiness is simply ìto cultivate one's garden, î a philosophy that rejects excessive optimism and metaphysical speculation in favor of the most basic pragmatism. Filled with wit, intelligence, and an abundance of dark humor, Candide is relentless and unsparing in its attacks upon corruption and hypocrisyóin religion, government, philosophy, science, and even romance. Ultimately, this celebrated work says that it is possible to challenge blind optimism without losing the will to live and pursue a happy life.

$10.18

Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Voltaire

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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Voltaire

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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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