Candide or Optimism

Candide or Optimism

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This edition is essentially that of Richard Aldington edited with reference to the French editions by Andre Morize and George R. Havens. Norman L. Torrey's introduction is a brief commentary on Voltaire's central purpose of reducing the doctrine of philosophical optimism to absurdity. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Voltaire and a selected bibliography.
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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 127 x 197 x 7mm | 124g
  • Wheeling IL, United States
  • English
  • 0882951009
  • 9780882951003
  • 1,757,172

Table of contents

Introduction ix I. How Candide was Brought Up in a Noble Castle, and How He was Expelled from the Same 1 II. What Happended to Candide Among the Bulgarians 4 III. How Candide Escaped from the Bulgarians, and What Became of Him 7 IV. How Candide Met His Old Master in Philosophy, Doctor Pangloss, and What Happened 10 V. Storm, Shipwreck, Earthquake, and What Happened to Dr. Pangloss, to Candide and the Anabaptist Jacques 14 VI. How a Splendid Auto-Da-Fe was Held to Prevent Earthquakes, and How Candide was Flogged 17 VII. How an Old Woman Took Care of Candide and Hoe He Regained That Which He Loved 19 VIII. Cunegonde s Story 22 IX. What Happed to Cunegonde, to Candide, to the Grand Inquisitor and to a Jew 25 X. How Candide, Cunegonde and the Old Woman Arrived at Cadiz in Great Distress, and How They Embarked 27 XI. The Old Woman s Story 30 XII. Continuation of the Old Woman s Misfortunes 34 XIII. How Candide was Obliged to Separate from the Fair Cunegonde and the Old Woman 38 XIV. How Candide and Cacambo were Received by the Jesuits in Paraguay 41 XV. How Candid Killed his Dear Cunegonde s Brother 45 XVI. What Happened to the Two Travellers with Two Girls, Two Monkeys, and the Savages Called Oreillons 48 XVII. Arrival of Candide and His Valet in the Country of Eldorado and What They saw There 52 XVIII. What They saw in the Land of Eldorado 56 XIX. What Happened to Them at Surinam and How Candid Made the Acquaintance of Martin 62 XX. What Happened to Candide and Martin at Sea 68 XXI. Candide and Martin Approach the Coast of France and Argue 71 XXII. What Happened to Candide and Martin in France 73 XXIII. Candide and Martin Reach the Coast of England; and What They saw There 84 XXIV. Paquette and Friar Giroflee 86 XXV. Visit to the Noble Venetian, Lord Pococurante 91 XXVI. How Candide and Martin Supped with Six Strangers and who They Were 97 XXVII. Candide s Voyage to Constantinople 101 XXVIII. What Happened to Candide, to Cunegonde, to Pangloss, to Martin, Etc. 105 XXIX. How Candide Found Cunegonde and the Old Woman Again 108 XXX. Conclusion 110
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About Voltaire

Francois-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his criticism of Christianity, especially the Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state. Norman L. Torrey is the author of Candide or Optimism, published by Wiley.
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