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Candide (Paperback): Voltaire Candide (Paperback)
Voltaire; Contributions by Mint Editions
R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Young Candide is ejected from his idyllic life in a protected castle and finds himself encountering wild adventures and harsh trials that put to the test his teacher's claim that we live in the best of all possible worlds.Honest and simple to a fault, Candide finds that a bit of romance leads only to exile and sudden immersion in a larger and more frightening world. Armed with the optimistic teachings of his mentor Pangloss, he is soon astounded to be arrested, beaten and forced into military service. The author doesn't spare his hero, hurling him into a shipwreck, an earthquake, a tidal wave and a city-wide wildfire in short order. Pursuing his true love and reunited with Pangloss, who interprets each new setback, no matter how horrific, as another sign that everything happens for the best, Candide refuses to abandon hope but begins to question his teacher's bottomless optimism. An outrageous picaresque quest full of barbed observations about human behavior and belief, politics and institutions, Candide was condemned for the fiercely irreverent stance it delicately conceals beneath its hero's guileless nature and chain of extravagant adventures. Triumphing over censorship, the book has had profound influence on philosophy and politics since its first appearance in 1759, but remains a classic that can be read for pure pleasure. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Candide is both modern and readable.

Complete Works of Voltaire 3B - The English Essays of 1727 (English, French, Hardcover, Critical edition): David Voltaire Complete Works of Voltaire 3B - The English Essays of 1727 (English, French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
David Voltaire; Volume editing by Williams, Waller
R3,699 Discovery Miles 36 990 Ships in 12 - 17 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".

Cabaret Voltaire - Living Legends (CD): Cabaret Voltaire Cabaret Voltaire - Living Legends (CD)
Cabaret Voltaire
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Candide (Paperback, Reprinted edition): Voltaire Candide (Paperback, Reprinted edition)
Voltaire
R79 R67 Discovery Miles 670 Save R12 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 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.

Letters concerning the English Nation (Paperback): Voltaire Letters concerning the English Nation (Paperback)
Voltaire; Edited by Nicholas Cronk
R253 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 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 (Paperback): Voltaire Candide (Paperback)
Voltaire
R176 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R34 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Zadig and Other Stories (Paperback): 0 Voltaire Zadig and Other Stories (Paperback)
0 Voltaire
R116 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R19 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Candide (Paperback): Voltaire Candide (Paperback)
Voltaire
R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Elements of Newton's Philosophy (Hardcover): Voltaire The Elements of Newton's Philosophy (Hardcover)
Voltaire
R3,117 Discovery Miles 31 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary (Paperback): Voltaire A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary (Paperback)
Voltaire; Translated by John Fletcher; Introduction by Nicholas Cronk; Notes by Nicholas Cronk
R256 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R41 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Complete Works of Voltaire 146 - Poesies attribuees a Voltaire (French, Hardcover, Critical edition): Simon Davies, Helder... Complete Works of Voltaire 146 - Poesies attribuees a Voltaire (French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Simon Davies, Helder Mendes-Baiao, Georges Pilard, Martin Smith; Voltaire
R4,444 Discovery Miles 44 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Voltaire: Philosophical Letters - Or, Letters Regarding the English Nation (Paperback): Voltaire Voltaire: Philosophical Letters - Or, Letters Regarding the English Nation (Paperback)
Voltaire; Edited by John Leigh; Translated by Prudence L Steiner
R281 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Complete Works of Voltaire 6B - Lettres sur les Anglais (II): Lettres philosophiques, Lettres ecrites de Londres sur les... Complete Works of Voltaire 6B - Lettres sur les Anglais (II): Lettres philosophiques, Lettres ecrites de Londres sur les Anglais, Melanges (French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Nicholas Cronk, Nick Treuherz, et al; Voltaire
R4,444 Discovery Miles 44 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Complete Works of Voltaire 29C - Precis du siecle de Louis XV (III): Histoire de la guerre de 1741 (French, Hardcover, Critical... Complete Works of Voltaire 29C - Precis du siecle de Louis XV (III): Histoire de la guerre de 1741 (French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Janet Godden, James Hanrahan; Voltaire
R3,973 Discovery Miles 39 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The "Precis du siecle de Louis XV" is Voltaire's vivid and engaging account of his own era. This third and final volume contains the full text of the "Histoire de la guerre de 1741", a detailed account of the war of Austrian succession from the French perspective and written by Voltaire in his capacity of royal historiographer. The work was later partially subsumed into the Precis itself, and has rarely been edited as a separate text until now. Editorial notes help to place this work in the context of the later Precis and explain how Voltaire refined his text and altered his perspective. It provides an invaluable insight into the evolution of the text into its final form, and sheds light on Voltaire's working methods and creative process.

Candide, or The Optimist (Hardcover): Voltaire Candide, or The Optimist (Hardcover)
Voltaire; Introduction by Marine Ganofsky 1
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) 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.

Correspondance, v. 1 - 1716-1739 - Lettres 1-144 (Hardcover): Madame de Graffigny Correspondance, v. 1 - 1716-1739 - Lettres 1-144 (Hardcover)
Madame de Graffigny; Volume editing by J.A. Dainard; English Showalter; Edited by E Showalter, et al; …
R3,384 Discovery Miles 33 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Complete Works of Voltaire 29B - Precis du siecle de Louis XV (II): ch.17-43, appendices (French, Hardcover, Critical edition):... Complete Works of Voltaire 29B - Precis du siecle de Louis XV (II): ch.17-43, appendices (French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Janet Godden, James Hanrahan; Voltaire
R3,972 Discovery Miles 39 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The "Precis du siecle de Louis XV" is Voltaire's vivid and engaging account of his own era. In this volume, the War of the Austrian Succession concludes with the victory of Maria Theresa, and France and England continue to skirmish in the global Seven Years War. Voltaire then turns his attention to French domestic politics and the attempted assassination of the king by Damiens, in the context of the struggle between the crown and the parlement. The text is supported by extensive notes and variants from manuscript drafts and significant print editions.

Zadig or Destiny - In Contemporary American English (Paperback): Marciano Guerrero Zadig or Destiny - In Contemporary American English (Paperback)
Marciano Guerrero; Translated by Marymarc Translations; Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire
R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This story is a philosophical, romantic satire, attacking religious mania, the foibles of people in general, the burdens of being virtuous and happiness. Voltaire uses ancient Babylon as his setting, which provides a great contrast to France of the Enlightenment; Babylonians though scientifically and technologically advanced, had a closed culture ruled by an absolute monarch. In brief the story chronicles the adventures of Zadig, a benevolent and charismatic figure who reveres the good and the beautiful. Despite incidental amorous detours, Zadig's love for Queen Astarte glows as a paragon of sublime fidelity to woman.

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
R4,289 Discovery Miles 42 890 Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Candide (Royal Collector's Edition) (Annotated) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket) (Hardcover): Voltaire Candide (Royal Collector's Edition) (Annotated) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket) (Hardcover)
Voltaire
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R3,508 Discovery Miles 35 080 Ships in 12 - 17 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
R3,508 Discovery Miles 35 080 Ships in 12 - 17 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 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
R3,507 Discovery Miles 35 070 Ships in 12 - 17 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'.

Candide: Dual Language (English, French, Paperback, Edition): Voltaire Candide: Dual Language (English, French, Paperback, Edition)
Voltaire
R279 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R58 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 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.

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
R3,660 Discovery Miles 36 600 Ships in 12 - 17 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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