In his preface to this play Voltaire
says: "The learned will not here meet with a faithful narrative of Catiline's conspiracy: a tragedy, they very well know, is not a history, but they will see a true picture of the manners of those times: all that Cicero, Catiline, Cato and CÃ¦sar do in this piece is not true, but their genius and character are faithfully represented: if we do not there discover the eloquence of Cicero, we shall at least find displayed all that courage and virtue which he showed in the hour of danger. In Catiline is described that contrast of fierceness and dissimulation which formed his real character; CÃ¦sar is represented as growing into power, factious, and brave; that CÃ¦sar who was born at once to be the glory and the scourge of Rome." Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environme
(Francois-Marie Arouet) (1694—1778) was one of the key thinkers of the European Enlightenment. Of his many works, “Candide” remains the most popular.
Peter Constantine was awarded the 1998 PEN Translation Award for “Six Early Stories ”by Thomas Mann and the 1999 National Translation Award for “The Undiscovered Chekhov: Forty-three New Stories.” Widely acclaimed for his recent translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel, he also translated Gogol's “Taras Bulba” and Tolstoy's “The Cossacks ”for the Modern Library. His translations of fiction and poetry have appeared in many pu