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By Voltaire

ISBN-10: 110154936X

ISBN-13: 9781101549360

Author note: Theo Cuffe (Translator and Editor), Michael wooden (Introduction)
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With its vivid new translation, perceptive advent, and witty packaging, this new version of Voltaire's masterpiece belongs within the fingers of each reader puzzling over our assumptions approximately human habit and our position on the planet. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that "all is for the best" even if confronted with injustice, agony, and depression. arguable and interesting, Candide is a booklet that's vitally appropriate at the present time in our global pervaded by—as Candide may say—"the mania for insisting that each one is definitely whilst all is on no account well."

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In spite of the darkness of the next five years I found that the story could not now be wholly abandoned, and I plodded on, mostly by night, till I stood by Balin’s tomb in Moria. There I halted for a long while. It was almost a year later when I went on and so came to Lothlórien and the Great River late in 1941. In the next year I wrote the first drafts of the matter that now stands as Book Three, and the beginnings of chapters I and III of Book Five; and there as the beacons flared in Anórien and Théoden came to Harrowdale I stopped.

Some new misreadings entered into the text, while at the same time others were fixed. In the worst instance, one line of the ring inscription in the chapter ‘The Shadow of the Past’ of The Fellowship of the Ring was simply dropped. , in one edition of The Fellowship of the Ring, the closing two sentences of ‘The Council of Elrond’ simply and inexplicably disappeared. Such glitches have been very much the exception, not the rule, and the text has otherwise maintained a consistency and integrity throughout its computerized evolution.

These, and the indulgence of his publisher, allowed Tolkien a luxury few authors enjoy: multiple chances not only to correct his text but to improve it, and to further develop the languages, geography, and peoples of Middle-earth. The fiftieth anniversary of The Lord of the Rings seemed an ideal opportunity to consider the latest (2002) text in light of information we had gathered in the course of decades of work in Tolkien studies, with Steve Frisby’s research at hand, and with an electronic copy of The Lord of the Rings (supplied by HarperCollins) searchable by keyword or phrase.

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