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ISBN-10: 1416500308
ISBN-13: 9781416500308
Edition: 2005
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Description: A philosopher and his disciple journey to find "the best of all possible worlds" in this classic work of eighteenth-century satire. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A  More...

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List price: $4.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 4.19" wide x 6.75" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

A philosopher and his disciple journey to find "the best of all possible worlds" in this classic work of eighteenth-century satire. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

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."

An Appreciation
How Candide was brought up in a beautiful castle, and how he was driven from it
What happened to Candide among the Bulgars
How Candide escaped from the Bulgars, and what happened to him
How Candide met his former philosophy teacher, Dr. Pangloss, and what ensued
Storm, shipwreck and earthquake, and what happened to Dr. Pangloss, Candide and James the Anabaptist
How a fine auto-da-fe was performed to prevent earthquakes, and how Candide was flogged
How an old woman took care of Candide, and how he found the object of his love
Cunegonde's story
What happened to Cunegonde, Candide, the Grand Inquisitor and the Jew
How Candide, Cunegonde and the old woman arrived at Cadiz in great distress, and how they set sail from there
The old woman's story
Further misfortunes of the old woman
How Candide was forced to leave the fair Cunegonde and the old woman
How Candide and Cacambo were received by the Jesuits of Paraguay
How Candide killed the brother of his beloved Cunegonde
What happened to the two travelers with two girls, two monkeys, and the savages know as the Oreillons
How Candide and his valet came to the land of Eldorado
What they saw in the land of Eldorado
What happened to them at Surinam, and how Candide became acquainted with Martin
What happened to Candide and Martin at sea
How Candide and Martin reasoned with each other as they approached the coast of France
What happened to Candide and Martin in France
How Candide and Martin reached the coast of England, and what they saw there
Paquette and Brother Giroflee
A visit to Signor Pococurante, Venetian nobleman
How Candide and Martin had supper with six foreigners, and who they were
Candide's voyage to Constantinople
What happened to Candide, Cunegonde, Pangloss, Martin, etc.
How Candide found Cunegonde and the old woman again

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