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Candide, or, Optimism

Author: Voltaire; Burton Raffel
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Voltaire
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Voltaire; Burton Raffel
ISBN: 0300106556 9780300106558 0300119879 9780300119879
OCLC Number: 56613745
Notes: "Translated from the German of Dr. Ralph with additions found in the doctor's pocket when he died, at Minden, in the yar of our Lord 1759."
Description: xxix, 132 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: How Candide was raised in a noble mansion, and how he was driven --
What happened to Candide among the Bulgars --
How Candide saved himself from the Bulgars, and what became of him --
How Candide met his old philosophy teacher, Doctor Pangloss, and what had happened to him --
Tempest, shipwreck, earthquake, and what happened to Doctor Pangloss, Candide, and Jacques the Anabaptist --
How they had a beautiful auto-da-fé in order to put an end to the earthquake, and how Candide was flogged --
How an old woman took care of Candide and how he got back his beloved --
Cunégonde's story --
What happened to Cunégonde, to Candide, to the Grand Inquisitor, and to a Jew --
In what difficulty Candide, Cunégonde, and the old woman reached Cadiz, and how they boarded a ship --
The old woman's story --
More about the old woman's misfortunes --
How Candide was forced to leave lovely Cunégonde and the old woman --
How Candide and Cacambo were greeted by the Jesuits of Paraguay --
How Candide killed his dear Cunégonde's brother --
What happened to the two travelers with two girls, two monkeys, and the savages known as Oreillons --
Arrival of Candide and his valet in the land of Eldorado, and what they saw there --
What they saw in Eldorado --
How they got to Surinam, and how Candide came to know Martin --
What happened at sea to Candide and Martin --
Candide and Martin approach the French coast and argue --
What happened to Candide and Martin in France --
Candide and Martin reach the British coast, and what they see there --
Paquette and Friar Giroflée --
Visit to Lord Pococuranté, a nobleman of Venice --
A dinner that Candide and Martin shared with six foreigners, and who they were --
Candide's journey to Constantinople --
What happened to Candide, Cunégonde, Pangloss, Martin, etc. --
How Candide found Cunégonde and the old woman.
Other Titles: Candide.
Candide
Optimism
Responsibility: Voltaire ; translated by Burton Raffel.
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