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Candide: A Dual-Language Book

By: Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet]

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dover: 1993

Seller ID: 2266109

ISBN: 0486276252

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1993 Trade Paperback. Evergreen in its appeal, Candide makes us laugh at human folly and marvel at our reluctance to face reality and the truth. Voltaire's brilliant satire, first published in Paris in 1759, is relentless and unsparing. Virtue and vice, religion and romance, philosophy and science — all are fair game. View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284249

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. Spine bands and corners a bit scuffed. 1977 Full-Leather. xix, [1], 131, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2285619

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly rubbed, small smudge on top edge. 1977 Full-Leather. xix, [1], 131, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering ... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2291373

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xix, [1], 131, [7] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering ta... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet; Smollet, Tobias

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265127

Condition: Very Good


A few scuffs to gilt on front boards and page ridge. 1979 Hard Cover. 154, [4] pp. 8vo. Dark green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human sufferin... View more info

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Voltaire and Catherine the Great: Selected Correspondence

By: Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet; Catherine the Great; Lentin, A.; Hill, Elizabeth

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Oriental Research Partners: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283804

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small sticker remnant on rear jacket corner, sticker on front jacket flap with prices inked out. 1974 Hard Cover. 186, [10] pp. 8vo. Four plates precede text. The first comprehensive selection in English from the Voltaire-Catherine correspondence 1763-78, long considered essential reading for students both of Russian history and the French Enlightenment. Includes: Translated with commentary, notes, and an introduction by A. Lentin, with a foreword by Elizabeth Hill, Emeritus Professor of Slavic Studies, University of Cambridge. François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 - 30 May 1... View more info