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Candide (Paperback, Reprinted edition): Voltaire Candide (Paperback, Reprinted edition)
Voltaire
R71 Discovery Miles 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Witty and caustic, Candide has ranked as one of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. In the story of the trials and travails of the youthful Candide, his mentor Dr. Pangloss, and a host of other characters, Voltaire mercilessly satirizes and exposes romance, science, philosophy, religion and government-the ideas and institutions men live by.

Candide, or The Optimist (Hardcover): Voltaire Candide, or The Optimist (Hardcover)
Voltaire; Introduction by Marine Ganofsky 1
R190 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Candide, or the Optimist is Voltaire's hilarious and deeply scathing satire on the Age of Enlightenment. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by Dr Marine Ganofsky. Young nobleman Candide lives a sheltered and comfortable life under the tutorship of the ridiculous Dr Pangloss who espouses the prevailing 18th-century philosophy of Optimism. Following an indiscretion, Candide is cast out into the world which according to Pangloss is 'the best of all possible worlds'. But this is not so, Candide and his companions encounter nothing but ludicrous calamities in their madcap travels around the world - war crimes, earthquakes, inquisitions and chain gangs - all based with horrible closeness on real events of the 18th century. Voltaire's searing critique of church, state and human nature was a bestseller from the moment it was published.

Cabaret Voltaire - Living Legends (CD): Cabaret Voltaire Cabaret Voltaire - Living Legends (CD)
Cabaret Voltaire
R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary (Paperback): Voltaire A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary (Paperback)
Voltaire; Translated by John Fletcher; Introduction by Nicholas Cronk; Notes by Nicholas Cronk
R281 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R57 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'What can you say to a man who tells you he prefers obeying God rather than men, and that as a result he's certain he'll go to heaven if he cuts your throat?' Voltaire's Pocket Philosophical Dictionary, first published in 1764, is a major work of the European Enlightenment. It is also a highly entertaining book: this is no 'dictionary' in the ordinary sense, nor does it treat 'philosophy' in the modern meaning of the term. It consists of a sequence of short essays or articles, arranged in alphabetical order, and covering everything from Apocalypse and Atheism to Tolerance and Tyranny. The unifying thread of these articles is Voltaire's critique of established religion: ridicule of established dogma, attacks on superstition, and pleas for toleration. Witty and ironic, this is very much a work of combat, part of Voltaire's high-profile political struggle in the 1760s to defend the victims of religious and political intolerance. This new translation is based on the definitive French text, and reprints the edition that provoked widespread controversy and condemnation. In his Introduction Nicholas Cronk considers the work's continuing relevance to modern debates about religious intolerance and its consequences. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Letters concerning the English Nation (Paperback): Voltaire Letters concerning the English Nation (Paperback)
Voltaire; Edited by Nicholas Cronk
R277 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R57 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Inspired by Voltaire's two-year stay in England (1726-8), this is one of the key works of the Enlightment. Exactly contemporary with Gulliver's Travels and The Beggar's Opera, Voltaire's controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophy, religion, and literature have place the Letters among the great Augustan satires. Voltaire wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain. He re-wrote it in French as the Lettres philosophiques, and current editions in English translate his French. This edition restores for the modern reader Voltaire's own English text, allowing us to appreciate him as a stylist at first hand. It is the only critical edition of the original text and, as well as providing an introduction and notes, it includes intriguing accounts of Voltaire by contemporary English ovservers. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Candide and Other Stories (Paperback): Voltaire Candide and Other Stories (Paperback)
Voltaire; Translated by Roger Pearson
R177 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R31 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'If this is the best of all possible worlds, then what must the others be like?' Young Candide is tossed on a hilarious tide of misfortune, experiencing the full horror and injustice of this 'best of all possible worlds' - the Old and the New - before finally accepting that his old philosophy tutor Dr Pangloss has got it all wrong. There are no grounds for his daft theory of Optimism. Yet life goes on. We must cultivate our garden, for there is certainly room for improvement. 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. This new edition also includes a verse tale based on Chaucer's The Wife of Bath's Tale, in which we discover that most elusive of secrets: What Pleases the Ladies. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Zadig and Other Stories (Paperback): 0 Voltaire Zadig and Other Stories (Paperback)
0 Voltaire
R126 R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Save R23 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Complete Works of Voltaire 3B - The English Essays of 1727 (English, French, Hardcover, Critical edition): Voltaire Complete Works of Voltaire 3B - The English Essays of 1727 (English, French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Voltaire; Volume editing by David Williams, Richard Waller
R3,837 Discovery Miles 38 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

By May 1727, when he had been resident in England for about a year, Voltaire had determined to present prospective English readers of "La Henriade", due to be published in a new and splendid edition, with a dual introduction: the "Essay on epic poetry" would provide the literary framework and the "Essay on the Civil Wars of France" the historical background. The latter work is not merely the small beginning of an immense output of historical writing; it is the first time that Voltaire writes for a reading public in prose on matters political and religious. Voltaire saw these two essays as one work, designed to promote interest in "La Henriade".

Candide (Paperback): Voltaire Candide (Paperback)
Voltaire
R193 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R45 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Candide ou l'Optimisme/Candide: Or, the Optimist (Paperback, Bilingual edition): Natasha Voltaire Candide ou l'Optimisme/Candide: Or, the Optimist (Paperback, Bilingual edition)
Natasha Voltaire; Edited by Natasha Vavere; Summary by Mariella De Souza; Contributions by Fatma Abdelbaki; Cover design or artwork by Studio Novembre
R258 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R23 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Candide and Other Works (Paperback, UK ed.): Voltaire Candide and Other Works (Paperback, UK ed.)
Voltaire; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction by James Fowler; Translated by James Fowler 1
R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With an Introduction and Notes by James Fowler, Senior Lecturer in French, University of Kent Candide (1759) is a bright, colourful literary firework display of a novella. With sparkling wit and biting humour, Voltaire hits several targets with fierce and comic satire: organised religion, the overweening pride of aristocrats, merchants' greed, colonial ambition and the hopeless complacency of Leibnizian philosophy that believes 'all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds'. Through this rites of passage story, with his central character, Candide, a naive and impressionable young man, Voltaire attacks the social ills of his day, which remarkably remain as pertinent now as ever. Zadig is a tale of love and detection. Edgar Allan Poe was inspired by this story when he created C. Auguste Dupin in 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', a story which established the modern detective fiction genre. The Ingenu recounts how a young man raised by Huron Indians discover the ways of Europe. Nanine is a sharp three act comedy concerned with marital dilemmas. In all these works Voltaire manages to combine humour with trenchant satire in a highly entertaining fashion.

Candide: Dual Language (English, French, Paperback, Edition): Voltaire Candide: Dual Language (English, French, Paperback, Edition)
Voltaire
R306 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R76 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Voltaire's brilliant satire on the follies of man, 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. Translator Shane Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire of Candide and the reasons for its enduring appeal.

Candide (Paperback, New): Mark Ravenhill Candide (Paperback, New)
Mark Ravenhill; Voltaire
R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"All the world's an Xbox and you're a player"Candide is an optimist. A dreamer. He believes that everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. But that belief is about to be tested as Candide's comfortable life is overtaken by an endless barrage of misfortune. First published in 1759, the story traces the journey of a young man who leads a sheltered life, believing that mankind lives in the best of all possible worlds and that everything happens for the best. But Candide's happiness comes to a sharp end when he is unfairly evicted from his uncle's castle for kissing his cousin and true love, Lady Cunegonde. Cast out into the big wide world, Candide is forced to confront reality.As his world collapses around him, we are transported across the centuries to new locations and parallel universes. How will Candide's optimism fare when it collides with life in the twenty-first century?

Complete Works of Voltaire 145 - Notes et ecrits marginaux conserves hors de la Bibliotheque nationale de Russie. Complement au... Complete Works of Voltaire 145 - Notes et ecrits marginaux conserves hors de la Bibliotheque nationale de Russie. Complement au Corpus des notes marginales (French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Gillian Pink, Ethel Groffier, et al; Voltaire
R4,446 Discovery Miles 44 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This complement to the "Corpus des notes marginales series" reproduces marginalia by Voltaire found in works outside of his personal library in both printed books and manuscripts. It occupies a unique place within the series as some of the texts included therein were annotated by Voltaire not for his own use but for friends, acquaintances and correspondents. The volume therefore offers a rare glimpse at marginalia whose chief purpose was to impress a certain image of Voltaire himself upon the recipients of the annotated works. A retrospective introduction to the "Corpus des notes marginales de Voltaire" series provides a fascinating portrait of Voltaire as a reader. Contributors: Samuel Bailey, Jean Dagen, Ethel Groffier, John R. Iverson, Edouard Langille, Christiane Mervaud, Christophe Paillard, Jean-Alexandre Perras, Gillian Pink, John Renwick, Alain Sandrier, Gerhardt Stenger, Gemma Tidman, David Williams, Irina Zaitseva.

Complete Works of Voltaire 44C - Annales de l'Empire (III): Ch.40-48: Maximilien-Leopold, Textes annexes (French,... Complete Works of Voltaire 44C - Annales de l'Empire (III): Ch.40-48: Maximilien-Leopold, Textes annexes (French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Gerard Laudin, Renwick; Voltaire
R3,637 Discovery Miles 36 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Composees a la demande de Louise-Dorothee de Saxe-Meiningen, admiratrice des ecrits historiques de Voltaire qui souhaitait lire une histoire du Saint Empire Romain Germanique issue de sa plume, les Annales de l'Empire se presentent comme le pendant de l'Abrege chronologique de l'histoire de France de Henault, ainsi que des Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de la maison de Brandebourg de Frederic II, que Voltaire avait lus a Potsdam en 1751. Flatte, l'historien se mit a la tache, heureux de pouvoir opposer une liste d'empereurs aux electeurs de Frederic. Ainsi propose-t-il l'histoire de l'Empire depuis Charlemagne jusqu'a Charles VI, dont la mort en 1740 donna lieu a la guerre de Succession d'Autriche, conflit dont la memoire allemande conservait encore le plus vif souvenir. L'ouvrage est compose a une allure rapide, Voltaire puisant dans les bibliotheques privees des amis qui le recoivent a tour de role au cours de ses peregrinations en 1753. Que le texte contienne des erreurs n'est guere surprenant, mais il ne merite pas de tomber dans l'oubli: comme toujours, le jugement personnel de Voltaire, historien et philosophe, apporte une perspective nouvelle aux evenements et aux personnages qui forment un corps qu'il declare 'ni saint, ni empire, ni romain'.

Complete Works of Voltaire 44B - Annales de l'Empire (II): Ch.18-39: Henri IV-Frederic d'Autriche (French, Hardcover,... Complete Works of Voltaire 44B - Annales de l'Empire (II): Ch.18-39: Henri IV-Frederic d'Autriche (French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Gerard Laudin, Renwick; Voltaire
R3,637 Discovery Miles 36 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Composees a la demande de Louise-Dorothee de Saxe-Meiningen, admiratrice des ecrits historiques de Voltaire qui souhaitait lire une histoire du Saint Empire Romain Germanique issue de sa plume, les Annales de l'Empire se presentent comme le pendant de l'Abrege chronologique de l'histoire de France de Henault, ainsi que des Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de la maison de Brandebourg de Frederic II, que Voltaire avait lus a Potsdam en 1751. Flatte, l'historien se mit a la tache, heureux de pouvoir opposer une liste d'empereurs aux electeurs de Frederic. Ainsi propose-t-il l'histoire de l'Empire depuis Charlemagne jusqu'a Charles VI, dont la mort en 1740 donna lieu a la guerre de Succession d'Autriche, conflit dont la memoire allemande conservait encore le plus vif souvenir. L'ouvrage est compose a une allure rapide, Voltaire puisant dans les bibliotheques privees des amis qui le recoivent a tour de role au cours de ses peregrinations en 1753. Que le texte contienne des erreurs n'est guere surprenant, mais il ne merite pas de tomber dans l'oubli: comme toujours, le jugement personnel de Voltaire, historien et philosophe, apporte une perspective nouvelle aux evenements et aux personnages qui forment un corps qu'il declare 'ni saint, ni empire, ni romain'.

Theatre complet, ornee de vingt portraits en pied colories. Nouvelle edition (French, Paperback): Voltaire Theatre complet, ornee de vingt portraits en pied colories. Nouvelle edition (French, Paperback)
Voltaire
R1,216 Discovery Miles 12 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Essay sur l'Histoire generale, et sur les moeurs et l'esprit des nations. Tome 8 (French, Paperback): Voltaire Essay sur l'Histoire generale, et sur les moeurs et l'esprit des nations. Tome 8 (French, Paperback)
Voltaire
R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Remarques sur la langue francoise (French, Paperback): Olivet-P+Voltaire Remarques sur la langue francoise (French, Paperback)
Olivet-P+Voltaire
R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Candide, or Optimism (Paperback): Francois Voltaire Candide, or Optimism (Paperback)
Francois Voltaire; Introduction by Michael Wood; Translated by Theo Cuffe
R140 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R28 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'The prince of philosophical novels' John Updike In Candide, Voltaire threw down an audacious challenge to the philosophical views of the Enlightenment to create one of the most glorious satires of the eighteenth century. His eponymous hero is an innocent young man whose tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief that 'all is for the best'. But when his love for the Baron's rosy-cheeked daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own fortune. As he and his various companions roam over the world, an outrageous series of disasters - earthquakes, syphilis, the Inquisition - sorely test the young hero's optimism, holding a mirror up to all fanatics, zealots and moral reformers of humankind. Translated and Edited by Theo Cuffe with an Introduction by Michael Wood

Voltaire: Philosophical Letters - Or, Letters Regarding the English Nation (Hardcover): Voltaire Voltaire: Philosophical Letters - Or, Letters Regarding the English Nation (Hardcover)
Voltaire; Edited by John Leigh; Translated by Prudence L Steiner
R869 R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Save R173 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In his Philosophical Letters, Voltaire provides a pungent and often satirical assessment of the religion, politics, science, and arts of the England he observed during his nearly three-year exile. In addition to the Letters, this edition provides a translation of Voltaire's Proposal for a Letter about the English, a general Introduction, chronology, notes, and bibliography.

Cabaret Voltaire - The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord (Bonus Tracks) (CD): Cabaret Voltaire Cabaret Voltaire - The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord (Bonus Tracks) (CD)
Cabaret Voltaire
R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Complete Works of Voltaire 44A - Annales de l'Empire (I): Introduction, Textes preliminaires, Ch.1-17 (French, Hardcover,... Complete Works of Voltaire 44A - Annales de l'Empire (I): Introduction, Textes preliminaires, Ch.1-17 (French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Gerard Laudin, Renwick; Voltaire
R3,636 Discovery Miles 36 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Composees a la demande de Louise-Dorothee de Saxe-Meiningen, admiratrice des ecrits historiques de Voltaire qui souhaitait lire une histoire du Saint Empire Romain Germanique issue de sa plume, les Annales de l'Empire se presentent comme le pendant de l'Abrege chronologique de l'histoire de France de Henault, ainsi que des Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de la maison de Brandebourg de Frederic II, que Voltaire avait lus a Potsdam en 1751. Flatte, l'historien se mit a la tache, heureux de pouvoir opposer une liste d'empereurs aux electeurs de Frederic. Ainsi propose-t-il l'histoire de l'Empire depuis Charlemagne jusqu'a Charles VI, dont la mort en 1740 donna lieu a la guerre de Succession d'Autriche, conflit dont la memoire allemande conservait encore le plus vif souvenir. L'ouvrage est compose a une allure rapide, Voltaire puisant dans les bibliotheques privees des amis qui le recoivent a tour de role au cours de ses peregrinations en 1753. Que le texte contienne des erreurs n'est guere surprenant, mais il ne merite pas de tomber dans l'oubli: comme toujours, le jugement personnel de Voltaire, historien et philosophe, apporte une perspective nouvelle aux evenements et aux personnages qui forment un corps qu'il declare 'ni saint, ni empire, ni romain'.

Lettres Sur Rabelais Et Sur d'Autres Auteurs Accus s d'Avoir Mal Parl  de la Religion Chr tienne (French, Paperback):... Lettres Sur Rabelais Et Sur d'Autres Auteurs Accus s d'Avoir Mal Parl de la Religion Chr tienne (French, Paperback)
Voltaire
R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Complete Works of Voltaire 21 - Essai sur les moeurs et l'esprit des nations (I): Introduction generale (French,... Complete Works of Voltaire 21 - Essai sur les moeurs et l'esprit des nations (I): Introduction generale (French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Bruno Bernard, John Renwick, Nicholas Cronk, Janet Godden; Voltaire
R3,794 Discovery Miles 37 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume contains the general introduction to Voltaire's work of global history. Written by an international team of experts, the introduction covers the genesis, publication and reception of the work, as well as offering a detailed analysis of Voltaire's historical vision. It also benefits from a full bibliography of editions published in Voltaire's lifetime. An indispensable resource for historians and students of the Enlightenment.

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