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Candide And Other Stories

Author : Voltaire,
ISBN : 9780199535613
Genre : Fiction
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"The story of Candide, a naive youth who is conscripted, shipwrecked, robbed, and tortured by the Inquisition without losing his will to live, is accompanied by four other stories"--NoveList.
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Candide And Other Stories

Author : Voltaire
ISBN : 9780679417460
Genre : Fiction
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The story of Candide, a naive youth who is conscripted, shipwrecked, robbed, and tortured by the Inquisition without losing his will to live, is accompanied by four other stories
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Candide And Other Stories

Author : Voltaire
ISBN : 0192834266
Genre : Fiction
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`If this is the best of all possible worlds, then what must the others be like?' Candide, published simultaneously in five European capitals in 1759, became an instant bestseller and is now regarded by many as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. A master story-teller, Voltaire found the philosophical tale the perfect vehicle for his preoccupations with evil, human folly, and intolerance. He combined often wildly entertaining action with profoundly serious sense, parodying thetraditional chivalric and Oriental tales with which his public was more familiar. This brilliant new translation of five of the major stories - Micromegas, Zadig, The Ingenu, and The White Bull, as well as Candide - is accompanied by a full introduction and notes which are indispensable to the modern reader.
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Candide Zadig And Other Stories

Author : Voltaire
ISBN : 0451528093
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short stories, including "Candide," "Zadig," and "Memnon" reveals the author's perspective of society in his time, ethics, faith, legal justice, and love.
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Voltaire Almighty

Author : Roger Pearson
ISBN : 9781408820803
Genre : History
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During much of his life Voltaire's plays and verse made him the toast of society, but his barbed wit and commitment to reason also got him into trouble. Jailed twice and eventually banished by the King, he was an outspoken critic of religious intolerance and persecution. His personal life was as colourful as his intellectual one. Voltaire never married, but had long-term affairs with two women: Emilie, who died after giving birth to the child of another lover, and his niece, Marie-Louise, with whom he spent his last twenty-five years. With its tales of illegitimacy, prison, stardom, exile, love affairs and tireless battles against critics, Church and King, Roger Pearson's brilliant biography brings Voltaire vividly to life.
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Candide And Maid Of Orleans

Author : Voltaire
ISBN : 1587261723
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Here are SOME of the exciting stories in this book:Did you ever make friends with a scared raccoon? Did you ever see a patch-eyed pirate sneaking around the backyard? Did you ever hear a strange little girl talking to flowers? Did you ever have a pizza party in a tree-house? Did you ever see a young boy from a poor family writing poetry?After reading the stories, each of the rhyming poems also tells a story.Read about the swan who saved his love-mate from hungry wolves. Read about a tough-looking rhinoceros who loved to read poetry.Read about a poor skunk who had trouble finding friends. Read about “Stretchy” giraffe who needed help with his long neck.. Read about a little girls dolls who were left without a Mommy. Read about two little fish who learned NEVER to nibble on worms. Read about what kids do on rainy days when they can’t go out. Read to learn that everyone has troubles they must learn to solve. These and many more stories and poems will keep the juvenile reader in suspense waiting to see how each one ends. All stories have beginnings that grab you… middles that hold you and endings that haunt you. Read ‘em all and find out for yourself!
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Anna Karenina

Author : Leo Tolstoy
ISBN : 9780191662249
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Love... it means too much to me, far more than you can understand. At its simplest, Anna Karenina is a love story. It is a portrait of a beautiful and intelligent woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties - to her marriage and to the network of relationships and moral values that bind the society around her. The love affair of Anna and Vronsky is played out alongside the developing romance of Kitty and Levin, and in the character of Levin, closely based on Tolstoy himself, the search for happiness takes on a deeper philosophical significance. One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina combines penetrating psychological insight with an encyclopedic depiction of Russian life in the 1870s. The novel takes us from high society St Petersburg to the threshing fields on Levin's estate, with unforgettable scenes at a Moscow ballroom, the skating rink, a race course, a railway station. It creates an intricate labyrinth of connections that is profoundly satisfying, and deeply moving. Rosamund Bartlett's translation conveys Tolstoy's precision of meaning and emotional accuracy in an English version that is highly readable and stylistically faithful. Like her acclaimed biography of Tolstoy, it is vivid, nuanced, and compelling.
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Crime And Punishment

Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN : 9780191647284
Genre : Fiction
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Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder committed on principle, of a killer who wishes by his action to set himself outside and above society. A novel of fearful tension, physical, and psychological, it is pervaded by Dostoevsky's sinister evocation of St Petersburg, yet in the life of its gloomy tenements and drink-shops provides moments of wild humour. Crime and Punishment was marked by Dostoevsky's own harrowing experiences. He had himself undergone interrogation and trial, and was condemned to death, a sentence commuted to penal servitude. In prison he was particularly impressed by one hardened murderer who seemed to have attained a spiritual equilibrium beyond good and evil: yet witnessing the misery of other convicts also engendered in Dostoevsky a belief in the Christian idea of salvation through suffering. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Ladies Paradise

Author : Émile Zola
ISBN : 9780191663499
Genre : Fiction
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The Ladies' Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames) recounts the spectacular development of the modern department store in late nineteenth century Paris. The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern city, and of the bourgeois family; it is emblematic of consumer culture and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century. Octave Mouret, the store's owner-manager, masterfully exploits the desires of his female customers. In his private life as much as in business he is the great seducer. But when he falls in love with the innocent Denise Baudu, he discovers she is the only one of the salesgirls who refuses to be commodified. This new translation of the eleventh book in the Rougon-Macquart cycle captures the spirit of one of Zola's greatest novels of the modern city. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Awakening

Author : Kate Chopin
ISBN : 9780191605017
Genre : Fiction
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'She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before.' Kate Chopin was one of the most individual and adventurous of nineteenth-century american writers, whose fiction explored new and often startling territory. When her most famous story, The Awakening, was first published in 1899, it stunned readers with its frank portrayal of the inner word of Edna Pontellier, and its daring criticisms of the limits of marriage and motherhood. The subtle beauty of her writing was contrasted with her unwomanly and sordid subject-matter: Edna's rejection of her domestic role, and her passionate quest for spiritual, sexual, and artistic freedom. From her first stories, Chopin was interested in independent characters who challenged convention. This selection, freshly edited form the first printing of each text, enables readers to follow her unfolding career as she experimented with a broad range of writing, from tales for children to decadent fin-de siecle sketches. The Awakening is set alongside thirty-two short stories, illustrating the spectrum of the fiction from her first published stories to her 1898 secret masterpiece, 'The Storm'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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