Candide Or Optimism

ISBN-10: 0300119879

ISBN-13: 9780300119879

Edition: 2007

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Description: In this new translation of Voltaire’s best-known work, distinguished translator Burton Raffel captures the irreverent spirit ofCandideandrenders the novel in clear, vivacious English. Stylistically superior to all predecessors, Raffel’s version now stands as the translation of choice for twenty-first-century readers. “[A] fine new translation.”—Adam Gopnik,New Yorker “Burton Raffel’s excellent translations of a wide variety of texts are rightly admired, and so will this one be. Thanks be, he possesses the wit necessary to take us on and along the satirical road of Voltaire’sCandide.”—Mary Ann Caws, editor ofThe Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry nbsp;

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Book details

List price: $16.50
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Introduction
Translator's Note
How Candide was raised in a noble mansion, and how he was driven away
What happened to Candide among the Bulgars
How Candide saved himself from the Bulgars, and what became of him
How Candide met his old philosophy teacher, Doctor Pangloss, and what had happened to him
Tempest, shipwreck, earthquake, and what happened to Doctor Pangloss, Candide, and Jacques the Anabaptist
How they had a beautiful auto-da-fe in order to put an end to the earthquake, and how Candide was flogged
How an old woman took care of Candide and how he got back his beloved
Cunegonde's story
What happened to Cunegonde, to Candide, to the Grand Inquisitor, and to a Jew
In what difficulty Candide, Cunegonde, and the old woman reached Cadiz, and how they boarded a ship
The old woman's story
More about the old woman's misfortunes
How Candide was forced to leave lovely Cunegonde and the old woman
How Candide and Cacambo were greeted by the Jesuits of Paraguay
How Candide killed his dear Cunegonde's brother
What happened to the two travelers with two girls, two monkeys, and the savages known as Oreillons
Arrival of Candide and his valet in the land of Eldorado, and what they saw there
What they saw in Eldorado
How they got to to Surinam, and how Candide came to know Martin
What happened at sea to Candide and Martin
Candide and Martin approach the French coast and argue
What happened to Candide and Martin in France
Candide and Martin reach the British coast, and what they see there
Paquette and Friar Giroflee
Visit to Lord Pococurante, a nobleman of Venice
A dinner that Candide and Martin shared with six foreigners, and who they were
Candide's journey to Constantinople
What happened to Candide, Cunegonde, Pangloss, Martin, etc.
How Candide found Cunegonde and the old woman
Conclusion
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