Candide
Second Edition   ©2016

Candide

Voltaire , Daniel Gordon

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-04901-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-04901-0; Format: Paper Text, 160 pages

This new edition of Candide, by Voltaire, with Related Documents continues to preserve the provocative nature of Voltaire's portrayal of eighteenth-century European society while placing the work and its author in historical context. Daniel Gordon’s translation enhances Candide’s readability and highlights the text’s wit and satire for twenty-first century readers. The revised introduction provides insight into Voltaire’s views on slavery, showing students how the complexities of Voltaire’s life relate to the events, philosophy, and characters of Candide. An expanded Related Documents section further reveals Voltaire’s relation to slavery with new extracts from The Black Code and Voltaire’s own work on the subject. Helpful editorial features include explanatory notes throughout the text, a chronology of Voltaire’s life, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography.