Voltaire - Candide, ou l'Optimisme / Edition 1

Voltaire - Candide, ou l'Optimisme / Edition 1

by Voltaire, Eileen M. Angelini, Myrna Bell Rochester
     
 


This Focus student edition of Candide, Voltaire’s picaresque 1759 novel and masterpiece of French satire, follows a naïve young man on his disillusioning journey through life. Candide’s fantastical adventures incorporate many actual historical events, such as the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 and the Seven Years’ War, as Voltaire parodiesSee more details below

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This Focus student edition of Candide, Voltaire’s picaresque 1759 novel and masterpiece of French satire, follows a naïve young man on his disillusioning journey through life. Candide’s fantastical adventures incorporate many actual historical events, such as the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 and the Seven Years’ War, as Voltaire parodies religion, governments, the military, and the philosophy of good and evil. Extensive introduction, French text, notes and discussion questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585102471
Publisher:
Focus Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
French-language Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
314,687
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Candide, or optimism1
App. 1The alternative version of the opening of chapter 2295
App. 2Voltaire's Poem on the Lisbon disaster97
App. 3Entries from Voltaire's Philosophical dictionary109

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