Candide

ISBN-10: 0486266893
ISBN-13: 9780486266893
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Description: Witty and caustic, Candide has ranked as one of the world’s great satires since its first publication in 1759. In the story of the trials and travails of the youthful Candide, his mentor Dr. Pangloss, and a host of other characters, Voltaire  More...

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Book details

List price: $3.00
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Witty and caustic, Candide has ranked as one of the world’s great satires since its first publication in 1759. In the story of the trials and travails of the youthful Candide, his mentor Dr. Pangloss, and a host of other characters, Voltaire mercilessly satirizes and exposes romance, science, philosophy, religion and government—the ideas and institutions men live by.

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."

Introduction
How Candide was Brought Up in a Noble Castle, and How He was Expelled from the Same
What Happended to Candide Among the Bulgarians
How Candide Escaped from the Bulgarians, and What Became of Him
How Candide Met His Old Master in Philosophy, Doctor Pangloss, and What Happened
Storm, Shipwreck, Earthquake, and What Happened to Dr. Pangloss, to Candide and the Anabaptist Jacques
How a Splendid Auto-Da-F� was Held to Prevent Earthquakes, and How Candide was Flogged
How an Old Woman Took Care of Candide and Hoe He Regained That Which He Loved
Cunegonde’s Story
What Happed to Cunegonde, to Candide, to the Grand Inquisitor and to a Jew
How Candide, Cunegonde and the Old Woman Arrived at Cadiz in Great Distress, and How They Embarked
The Old Woman’s Story
Continuation of the Old Woman’s Misfortunes
How Candide was Obliged to Separate from the Fair Cunegonde and the Old Woman
How Candide and Cacambo were Received by the Jesuits in Paraguay
How Candid Killed his Dear Cunegonde’s Brother
What Happened to the Two Travellers with Two Girls, Two Monkeys, and the Savages Called Oreillons
Arrival of Candide and His Valet in the Country of Eldorado and What They saw There
What They saw in the Land of Eldorado
What Happened to Them at Surinam and How Candid Made the Acquaintance of Martin
What Happened to Candide and Martin at Sea
Candide and Martin Approach the Coast of France and Argue
What Happened to Candide and Martin in France
Candide and Martin Reach the Coast of England; and What They saw There
Paquette and Friar Girofl�e
Visit to the Noble Venetian, Lord Pococurante
How Candide and Martin Supped with Six Strangers and who They Were
Candide’s Voyage to Constantinople
What Happened to Candide, to Cunegonde, to Pangloss, to Martin, Etc.
How Candide Found Cunegonde and the Old Woman Again
Conclusion

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