Candide, and other stories by Voltaire

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Bibliography: p. 399.

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Statement[by] Voltaire; translated by Joan Spencer, with an introduction by Theodore Besterman.
SeriesThe World"s classics,, no. 611
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.V89 C50
The Physical Object
Pagination xiii, 399 p.
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6017179M
LC Control Number66075409
OCLC/WorldCa1495071

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