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Francois-Marie Voltaire


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Francois-Marie Voltaire : Candide

'She began Candide but "threw it aside, and nothing, I believe, will tempt me ever to look into it again."'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Carter      Print: Book


Fran├žois-Marie Arouet Voltaire : Candide

'It is years since I have read "Candide" of course in French. I must tell you I have been immensely pleased by the particular quality of this translation.'
[Hence follow five lines of further praise for the translation.]

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Joseph Conrad      Print: Book


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