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Preserving the text's provocative nature, Daniel Gordon's translation amplifying the book's innuendo, enhancing its readability and highlighting the text's wit and satire for 20th-century readers. The introduction places the work and its author in historical context, showing students how the complexities of Voltaire's life relate to the events, philosophy and characters of "Candide". A related documents section with personal correspondence to and from Voltaire is also translated by Gordon, and gives students another lens through which to view this influential thinker. Helpful editorial features include explanatory notes throughout the text, seven illustrations, a chronology of Voltaire's life, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and an index of key concepts.

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