Candide / Edition 1

Candide / Edition 1

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by Voltaire
     
 

Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds.See more details below

Overview

Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312148546
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
138
Sales rank:
290,018
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION: THE PARADOXES OF VOLTAIRE

The Duality of Voltaire
Voltaire and the Old Regime
Absolute Monarchy
Nobility
Religion

Candide
The Unhappy Voltaire
Voltaire against Leibniz
Ridicule, Sex, Irony

Note on Voltaire's Vocabulary and the Present Translation

Illustrations

PART II. CANDIDE, OR OPTIMISM

PART III. RELATED DOCUMENTS
Voltaire, Letter to Catherine-Olympe du Noyer, November 28, 1713
Voltaire, Letter to Frederick, Crown Prince of Prussia, October 15, 1737
Voltaire, Letter to François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud, October 14, 1749
Voltaire, Letter to Jean-Robert Tronchin, November 24, 1755
Omer Joly de Fleury, Letter to Henry-Léonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin, February 24, 1759
Voltaire, Letter to Gabriel and Philibert Cramer, February 25, 1759
Elie Fréron, Review of Candide, 1759

APPENDICES
A Voltaire Chronology (1694-1791)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index of Key Concepts

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