Candide (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

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Candide (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

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Candide has been delighting readers since 1759 with its satiric wit, provocations, and warnings.


The novella has never been out of print and has been translated into every conceivable language. The text of this Norton Critical Edition remains that of Robert M. Adams’s superlative translation, accompanied by explanatory annotations.



The Norton Critical Edition also includes:

· A full introduction by Nicholas Cronk.

· Six background studies of Enlightenment ideas and themes (by Richard Holmes, Adam Gopnik, W. H. Barber, Dennis Fletcher, Haydn Mason, and Nicholas Cronk), five of these new to the Third Edition.

· Seven critical essays—five of them new to this edition—representing a wide range of approaches to Candide. Contributors include J. G. Weightman, Robin Howells, James J. Lynch, Philip Stewart, Erich Auerbach, and Jean Starobinski.

· A revised and expanded Selected Bibliography.
Nicholas Cronk is Director of the Voltaire Foundation, Professor of French Literature, and Lecturer in the History of the Book at Oxford University. He is General Editor of the Complete Works of Voltaire as well as editor or co-editor of many publications. His current research project is Voltaire's Radical Enlightenment: Editing and Re-Interpreting the Lettres sur les Anglais, for which he has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship (2015—17).
Product Details ISBN: 9780393932522
ISBN-10: 0393932524
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 15th, 2016
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: Norton Critical Editions