Candide: A Dual-language Book

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Courier Corporation, 1993 - Fiction - 167 pages
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Evergreen in its appeal, Candide makes us laugh at human folly and marvel at our reluctance to face reality and the truth. Voltaire's brilliant satire, first published in Paris in 1759, is relentless and unsparing. Virtue and vice, religion and romance, philosophy and science — all are fair game.
Through the adventures of young Candide, his love Cunégonde, and his mentor Dr. Pangloss, we experience life's most crushing misfortunes. And we see the redeeming wisdom those misfortunes can bring — all the while enjoying Voltaire's witty burlesque of human excess.
In this unique volume, readers who wish to follow every nuance of Voltaire's classic tale in the original French can do so with the aid of a new and exacting English translation on facing pages. Shane Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire of Candide and the reasons for its enduring appeal.
 

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A tragicomedy, talks a lot about the multitude of human disasters in a lighthearted, jesting manner. For trusting people like myself, it presents an alternative view of human nature. The ending was ... Read full review

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You know to some degree I am not even sure why I love this book so much. To a casual reader there is a risk of reading this book and finding only one dimensional characters and a strangely paced plot ... Read full review

Contents

HOW CANDIDE WAS BROUGHT UP IN A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY RESIDENCE AND HOW HE WAS DRIVEN FROM IT
3
WHAT HAPPENED TO CANDIDE AMONG THE BULGARIANS²
7
HOW CANDIDE ESCAPED FROM THE BULGARIANS AND WHAT BECAME OF HIM
11
HOW CANDIDE CAME ACROSS HIS FORMER PHILOSOPHY MASTER DOCTOR PANGLOSS AND WHAT ENSUED
15
TEMPEST SHIPWRECK EARTHQUAKE AND WHAT HAPPENED TO DOCTOR PANGLOSS CANDIDE AND THE ANABAPTIST JACQUES
21
HOW A FINE AUTODAFÉ WAS HELD TO PREVENT EARTHQUAKES AND HOW CANDIDE WAS FLOGGED ON THE BACKSIDE
25
HOW AN OLD WOMAN TOOK CARE OF CANDIDE AND HOW HE RECOVERED WHAT HE LOVED
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CUNÉGONDÈS STORY
31
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TWO TRAVELERS WITH TWO GIRLS TWO MONKEYS AND THE SAVAGES CALLED THE OREILLONS¹⁷
69
ARRIVAL OF CANDIDE AND HIS VALET IN THE LAND OF ELDORADO AND WHAT THEY SAW THERE
75
WHAT THEY SAW IN THE LAND OF ELDORADO
81
WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM AT SURINAM AND HOW CANDIDE MADE THE ACQUAINTANCE OF MARTIN
89
WHAT HAPPENED TO CANDIDE AND MARTIN AT SEA
97
CANDIDE AND MARTIN APPROACH THE FRENCH COAST AND CONTINUE TO REASON WITH ONE ANOTHER
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WHAT HAPPENED TO CANDIDE AND MARTIN IN FRANCE
105
CANDIDE AND MARTIN TRAVEL TO THE ENGLISH COAST WHAT THEY SEE THERE
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WHAT HAPPENED TO CUNÉGONDE CANDIDE THE GRAND INQUISITOR AND A JEW
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IN WHAT DISTRESS CANDIDE CUNÉGONDE AND THE OLD WOMAN ARRIVED AT CADIZ AND OF THEIR EMBARKATION
39
THE OLD WOMANS STORY
43
CONTINUATION OF THE OLD WOMANS MISFORTUNES
47
HOW CANDIDE WAS OBLIGED TO PART COMPANY WITH THE BEAUTIFUL CUNÉGONDE AND THE OLD WOMAN
55
HOW CANDIDE AND CACAMBO WERE RECEIVED BY THE JESUITS OF PARAGUAY
59
HOW CANDIDE KILLED HIS BELOVED CUNÉGONDES BROTHER
65
OF PAQUETTE AND BROTHER GIROFLÉE³⁶
125
VISIT TO LORD POCOCURANTE VENETIAN NOBLEMAN
131
OF A SUPPER THAT CANDIDE AND MARTIN ATE WITH SIX FOREIGNERS AND WHO THEY WERE
141
CANDIDES VOYAGE TO CONSTANTINOPLE
147
WHAT HAPPENED TO CANDIDE CUNÉGONDE PANGLOSS MARTIN ETC
153
HOW CANDIDE FOUND CUNÉGONDE AND THE OLD WOMAN AGAIN
157
CONCLUSION
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Page v - All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good. And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear,

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One of France's most celebrated citizens, Voltaire (1694-1778) is best known for his satirical novel Candide. His political treatises, which frequently put him at odds with the church and state, continue to exercise enormous influence on political theorists, philosophers, educators, and historians.

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