Candide

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 1, 2005 - Fiction - 208 pages
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A classic work of eighteenth century literature, Candide is Voltaire’s fast-paced novella of struggle and adventure that used satire as a form of social critique. Candide enlists the help of his tutor, Dr. Pangloss, to help him reunite with his estranged lover, Lady Cunegonde. But the journey welcomes many unexpected challenges, and overcoming or outwitting the dangers of the world shall be their greatest task.

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Great little read, with plenty of insights hidden between the lines and misery of Candide. Liked it much more than I anticipated I would. Read full review

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Who can be Candide in that world? Or this world we live in now? Are they really that different? Read full review

Contents

Candide
3
How Candide made his escape from
10
what became of Doctor Pangloss
17
How the Old Woman took care
23
What became of Cunegonde
30
History of the Old Woman
36
How Candide was forced away from
46
How Candide killed the brother
54
What happened in France
88
Candide and Martin touched upon
101
The Visit to Lord Pococurante
109
Of a Supper which Candide
116
What happened to Candide
126
The Conclusion
132
Notes
139
Interpretive Notes
153

El Dorado and what they
62
What happened to them at Surinam
74
What happened at Sea to Candide
81
Critical Excerpts
161
Questions for Discussion
173
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A leading freethinker of his time and an opponent of political and religious oppression, Voltaire was instrumental in popularizing serious philosophical, religious, and scientific ideas that were frequently derived from liberal thinkers in England, where he lived for two years after his imprisonment in the Bastille. Voltaire's writings are wide ranging: He wrote plays in the neoclassic style, such as Oedipus (1718), philosophical essays in a popular vein like Letters on England (1734), which has been referred to as the first bomb hurled against the Ancien Regime; and the Philosophical Dictionary (1764), a catalog of polemical ideas on a large variety of subjects, particularly religion and philosophy. Voltaire was one of the most prolific letter writers in the entire history of literature, and his correspondence has been published in a French edition of 107 volumes. For the twentieth-century reader, Voltaire is best known for his philosophical tale Candide (1759), a masterpiece of satire that is both an attack on the philosophy of metaphysical optimism elaborated earlier in the century by the German philosopher Leibniz and a compendium of the abuses of the Ancien Regime as the author ponders the general problem of evil. Voltaire's unflinching belief in human reason and his easy handling of the language of Enlightenment wit and philosophy led the critic Roland Barthes to dub him "the last happy writer.

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