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This is an auction for CANDIDE AND OTHER TALES by Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire.

Translated by M de Volataire.

Contents:

* Zadig, or Fate

* Micromegas: a Philosophical Tale

* Candide, or The Optimist

* Master Simple

and

* Princess of Babylon

From Wikipedia:

"Candide (1759) is a French satire by the Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. The novella begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism by his tutor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this existence, followed by Candide's disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not outright rejecting optimism, advocating an enigmatic precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds". Candide is known for its sarcastic tone and its erratic, fantastical, and fast-moving plot. With a story similar to that of a more serious bildungsroman or picaresque novel, it parodies many adventure and romance cliches. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after publication the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naivete. Today, Candide is recognised as Voltaire's magnum opus and is often listed as part of the Western canon..."

More on Wikipedia.

Hardback. Undated, but about 1950.

234 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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