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Candide, or Optimism: The Adams Translation
By Voltaire and Nicholas Cronk (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date April 15, 2016
Pages 265
Binding Paperback
Edition 3 tra
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393932522
ISBN-10 0393932524
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 0.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $21.30
Summaries and Reviews
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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.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Theo Cuffe (other contributor) | from Penguin USA (August 20, 2014); titled "Candide Or Optimism: Or Optimism"
9780143125853 | details & prices | 214 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $25.00
About: From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter.
With Burton Raffel | from Yale Univ Pr (March 11, 2005); titled "Candide: Or Optimism"
9780300106558 | details & prices | 132 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.00
About: In this new translation of Voltaire’s Candide, distinguished translator Burton Raffel captures the French novel’s irreverent spirit and offers a vivid, contemporary version of the 250-year-old text.
With Peter Constantine | from Modern Library (January 18, 2005); titled "Candide: or, Optimism"
9780679643135 | details & prices | 119 pages | 5.00 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $19.95
About: A classic, satiric novel, by the noted 18th century French author and philosopher chronicles the misadventures of the naèive Candide, who continues to manifest her belief that 'all is for the best' despite the injustice, despair, and suffering she encounters in life.
With Alan Odle (other contributor), Henry Morley (other contributor), Lauren Walsh (other contributor) | from Barnes & Noble (December 28, 2004)
9781593081782 | details & prices | 146 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $7.95
About: Candide, by Voltaire, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Nicholas Cronk (other contributor) | 3 tra edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 15, 2016); titled "Candide, or Optimism: The Adams Translation"
9780393932522 | details & prices | 265 pages | 5.25 × 0.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $21.30
About: Candide has been delighting readers since 1759 with its satiric wit, provocations, and warnings.
With Philip Littell (other contributor) | from Norilana Books (December 31, 2006)
9781934169377 | details & prices | 128 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $6.95
About: Candide, or Optimism (1759) written by Voltaire, the shining star of the French Enlightenment, is a biting, hilarious and frequently outrageous satire that pokes philosophical fun at -- of all things -- the doctrine of optimism.
With Burton Raffel (other contributor) | 1 edition from Yale Univ Pr (December 15, 2006)
9780300119879 | details & prices | 132 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.50
With Michael Wood (other contributor), Theo Cuffe (other contributor) | Deluxe edition from Penguin Classics (October 25, 2005); titled "Candide or Optimism"
9780143039426 | details & prices | 155 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A classic, satiric novel, by the noted 18th century French author and philosopher chronicles the misadventures of the naïve Candide, who continues to manifest her belief that 'all is for the best' despite the injustice, despair, and suffering she encounters in life.
With Diane Johnson (other contributor), Peter Constantine (other contributor) | from Modern Library (October 11, 2005); titled "Candide: Or, Optimism"
9780812972016 | details & prices | 119 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $10.00
About: In this splendid new translation of Voltaire’s satiric masterpiece, all the celebrated wit, irony, and trenchant social commentary of one of the great works of the Enlightenment is restored and refreshed.
With Gita May, Alan Odle (other contributor), Henry Morley, Lauren Walsh (other contributor) | from Barnes & Noble (December 1, 2003)
9781593080280 | details & prices | 192 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.95
About: Candide, by Voltaire, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.
from Blackwell Pub (November 1, 1985); titled "Candide, Or, Optimism"
9780882951003 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $11.95
About: This edition is essentially that of Richard Aldington edited with reference to the French editions by André Morize and George R.

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