Candide

  • Auteur: Voltaire
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  • Date de sortie: 2011-04-15
  • Collection: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
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On the surface a witty, bantering tale of advneture (or misadventure), Candide is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism which proclaims that nation-wide disasters and individual suffering are both just part of a cosmic plan which is essentially good. Voltaire was not prepared to excuse the world's evil quite so easily, now would he encourage man to accept evil as fate without trying to prevent it or fight it. Candide is the story of a man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, tries desperately to cling to his optimism.

Candide Or The Optimist

  • Auteur: Voltaire
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  • Date de sortie: 1948
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Candide

  • Auteur: François Marie Arouet de Voltaire
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1928
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Candide

  • Auteur: Voltaire
  • ISBN: 0486117634
  • Date de sortie: 2012-11-13
  • Collection: Courier Corporation
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DIVVoltaire's brilliant satire on the follies of man, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire's enduring appeal. /div

Candide and Other Stories

  • Auteur: Voltaire,
  • ISBN: 0199535612
  • Date de sortie: 2008-04-17
  • Collection: Oxford University Press
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"The story of Candide, a naive youth who is conscripted, shipwrecked, robbed, and tortured by the Inquisition without losing his will to live, is accompanied by four other stories"--NoveList.

Candide

  • Auteur: Voltaire
  • ISBN: 9780300119879
  • Date de sortie: 2006-12-01
  • Collection: Yale University Press
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In this new translation of Voltaire's Candide, distinguished translator Burton Raffel captures the French novel's irreverent spirit and offers a vivid, contemporary version of the 250-year-old text. Raffel casts the novel in an English idiom that--had Voltaire been a twenty-first-century American--he might himself have employed. The translation is immediate and unencumbered, and for the first time makes Voltaire the satirist a wicked pleasure for English-speaking readers. Candide recounts the fantastically improbable travels, adventures, and misfortunes of the young Candide, his beloved Cunégonde, and his devoutly optimistic tutor, Pangloss. Endowed at the start with good fortune and every prospect for happiness and success, the characters nevertheless encounter every conceivable misfortune. Voltaire's philosophical tale, in part an ironic attack on the optimistic thinking of such figures as G. W. Leibniz and Alexander Pope, has proved enormously influential over the years. In a general introduction to this volume, historian Johnson Kent Wright places Candide in the contexts of Voltaire's life and work and the Age of Enlightenment.

Candide and Related Texts

  • Auteur: Voltaire
  • ISBN: 9781603844321
  • Date de sortie: 2000-03-10
  • Collection: Hackett Publishing
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This lively new translation of Voltaire's satiric masterpiece is accompanied by a short selection of writings of each of the most prominent optimists to whom Voltaire was responding -- Leibniz, Bolingbroke, Shaftesbury, Pope, Wolff, Rousseau, and Malebranche -- and thus offers a better perspective of the intellectual context in which Candide was written, and of its place in Enlightenment though, than does any other edition.
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