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Candide : Candide - Voltaire;



By: Voltaire;


Published: 1st April 1993
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"Candide" is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in " the best of all possible worlds." On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human suffering is part of a benevolent cosmic plan. Fast, funny, often outrageous, the French philosopher's immortal narrative takes Candide around the world to discover that -- contrary to the teachings of his distringuished tutor Dr. Pangloss -- all is not always for the best. Alive with wit, brilliance, and graceful storytelling, "Candide" has become Voltaire's most celebrated work.

"When we observe such things as the recrudescence of fundamentalism in the United States, the horrors of religious fanaticism in the Middle East, the appalling danger which the stubbornness of political intolerance presents to the whole world, we must surely conclude that we can still profit by the example of lucidity, the acumen, the intellectual honesty and the moral courage of Voltaire." --A. J. Ayer

Introductionp. ix
How Candide was Brought Up in a Noble Castle, and How He was Expelled from the Samep. 1
What Happended to Candide Among the Bulgariansp. 4
How Candide Escaped from the Bulgarians, and What Became of Himp. 7
How Candide Met His Old Master in Philosophy, Doctor Pangloss, and What Happenedp. 10
Storm, Shipwreck, Earthquake, and What Happened to Dr. Pangloss, to Candide and the Anabaptist Jacquesp. 14
How a Splendid Auto-Da-Fé was Held to Prevent Earthquakes, and How Candide was Floggedp. 17
How an Old Woman Took Care of Candide and Hoe He Regained That Which He Lovedp. 19
Cunegonde’s Storyp. 22
What Happed to Cunegonde, to Candide, to the Grand Inquisitor and to a Jewp. 25
How Candide, Cunegonde and the Old Woman Arrived at Cadiz in Great Distress, and How They Embarkedp. 27
The Old Woman’s Storyp. 30
Continuation of the Old Woman’s Misfortunesp. 34
How Candide was Obliged to Separate from the Fair Cunegonde and the Old Womanp. 38
How Candide and Cacambo were Received by the Jesuits in Paraguayp. 41
How Candid Killed his Dear Cunegonde’s Brotherp. 45
What Happened to the Two Travellers with Two Girls, Two Monkeys, and the Savages Called Oreillonsp. 48
Arrival of Candide and His Valet in the Country of Eldorado and What They saw Therep. 52
What They saw in the Land of Eldoradop. 56
What Happened to Them at Surinam and How Candid Made the Acquaintance of Martinp. 62
What Happened to Candide and Martin at Seap. 68
Candide and Martin Approach the Coast of France and Arguep. 71
What Happened to Candide and Martin in Francep. 73
Candide and Martin Reach the Coast of England; and What They saw Therep. 84
Paquette and Friar Girofléep. 86
Visit to the Noble Venetian, Lord Pococurantep. 91
How Candide and Martin Supped with Six Strangers and who They Werep. 97
Candide’s Voyage to Constantinoplep. 101
What Happened to Candide, to Cunegonde, to Pangloss, to Martin, Etc.p. 105
How Candide Found Cunegonde and the Old Woman Againp. 108
Conclusionp. 110
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ISBN: 9780553211665
ISBN-10: 0553211668
Series: Candide
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: 1st April 1993
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 10.5  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.07
Edition Number: 1