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François-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


François-Marie Arouet Voltaire : Contes Choisis. Preface de Gustave Lanson

'My French is under rather different conditions to yours, as I read from 10 - 11 every night except on Wednesdays when I write to you. I have really never counted exactly how much I cover and it wd. not be accurate to count by pages, as they vary so in size and in type.... Then again why not get something in that 1/6 Dents edition with the lovely paper, say Voltaire's "Contes" (very amusing)....'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Clive Staples Lewis      Print: Book


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