Includes Part One of Candide; three stories; selections from The Philosophical Dictionary, The Lisbon Earthquake, and other works; and thirty-five letters.
Editor's Introduction
Some Dates in the Life of Voltaire
A Brief Biography of Works by Voltaire
Philosophical Dictionary
Selections
Miscellany
Candide
Zadig
Micromegas
Story of a Good Brahmin
Letters
To Frederick the Great
Miscellaneous Letters
Selections from The English Letters
Essay on the Manners and Spirit of Nations
Recapitulation
The Lisbon Earthquake
Author's Preface
The Lisbon Earthquake
Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) (1694—1778) was one of the key thinkers of the European Enlightenment. Of his many works, Candide remains the most popular.

Peter Constantine was awarded the 1998 PEN Translation Award for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann and the 1999 National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov: Forty-three New Stories. Widely acclaimed for his recent translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel, he also translated Gogol’s Taras Bulba and Tolstoy’s The Cossacks for the Modern Library. His translations of fiction and poetry have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Paris Review. He lives in New York City. View titles by Voltaire

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Includes Part One of Candide; three stories; selections from The Philosophical Dictionary, The Lisbon Earthquake, and other works; and thirty-five letters.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Some Dates in the Life of Voltaire
A Brief Biography of Works by Voltaire
Philosophical Dictionary
Selections
Miscellany
Candide
Zadig
Micromegas
Story of a Good Brahmin
Letters
To Frederick the Great
Miscellaneous Letters
Selections from The English Letters
Essay on the Manners and Spirit of Nations
Recapitulation
The Lisbon Earthquake
Author's Preface
The Lisbon Earthquake

Author

Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) (1694—1778) was one of the key thinkers of the European Enlightenment. Of his many works, Candide remains the most popular.

Peter Constantine was awarded the 1998 PEN Translation Award for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann and the 1999 National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov: Forty-three New Stories. Widely acclaimed for his recent translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel, he also translated Gogol’s Taras Bulba and Tolstoy’s The Cossacks for the Modern Library. His translations of fiction and poetry have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Paris Review. He lives in New York City. View titles by Voltaire

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