Voltaire. New York: Bantam Books (1978). . Reprint. Paperback. 122 pp. Translated by Lowell Bair. Appreciation by Andre Maurois. Light wear to covers. Contents clean and tight. “On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human suffering is part of a benevolent cosmic plan.” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: .