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Candide or Optimism : a fresh translation, backgrounds, criticism

Author: Voltaire; Robert M Adams
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1991.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book presents an annotated edition of the story of a simple, optimistic man whose travels take him from one disaster to another; and includes backgrounds, a selection of critical essays, and a summary of the debate surrounding Voltaire's works.
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Genre/Form: Satirical literature
Novels
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Voltaire; Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Voltaire; Robert M Adams
ISBN: 0393960587 9780393960587
OCLC Number: 21483775
Description: viii, 208, [1] pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Text of Candide, or Optimism --
"Candide" and Mademoiselle "Cunegonde": Note on their names --
Candide --
Backgrounds --
Summary: Intellectual backgrounds / Robert M. Adams --
Well, everything is well --
Voltaire at Les Delices and at Ferney / Gustave Lanson --
[Gestation: Candide assembling itself] / Haydn Mason --
English visitors to Ferney: Sampling --
August 1763 --
Edward Gibbon --
December 1764 --
James Boswell --
August 1771 --
Rev. Norton Nicholls --
July 1770 --
Charles Burney --
(Eighth Duke of Hamilton), July 1772 --
John Moore --
Douglas Hamilton --
Criticism: Conte defined / Robert M. Adams --
Checklist of the Contes of Voltaire, and related writings --
[Tone, pace, insinuation] / Erich Auerbach --
[Voltaire and Candide] / I.O. Wade --
Quality of Candide / J.G. Weightman --
[Voltaire's escape from pascal] / Ernst Cassirer --
Getting the point / Robert M. Adams --
Climate of controversy --
Voltaire's Faith --
Voltaire: Letter on the subject of candide --
[What did Voltaire mean by l'Infame?] / Peter Gay --
Andre Delattre --
Voltaire's Greatness --
Joseph de Maistre --
Victor Hugo --
Edmond and Jules Goncourt --
Voltaire's Coherence --
Emile Faguet --
Daniel Mornet --
Raymond Naves --
Voltaire's Humanity --
Madame de Stael --
Gustave Lanson --
Voltaire's Style --
Hippolyte Taine --
John Morley --
Short Takes: Anatole France --
Gustave Flaubert --
George Saintsbury --
Andre Bellessort --
Emile Faguet --
Frederick the Great --
S.G. Tallentyre --
Peter Gay --
Stendhal --
[Pangloss's song] --
Richard Wilbur --
Thomas Jefferson --
Jacques Van Den Heuvel --
Andre Delattre --
Hugo Friedrich --
Voltaire's apotheosis --
Paul Valery.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: Candide.
Optimism
Responsibility: Voltaire ; translated and edited by Robert M. Adams.

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Robert M. Adams's superlative revised translation of Candide provides the basis for this widely adopted Norton Critical Edition.  Read more...

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