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Author Voltaire, 1694-1778.

Title Candide, or, Optimism / Voltaire ; translated by Burton Raffel.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 132 pages)
Note "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."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-132).
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.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Subject Voltaire, 1694-1778.
Voltaire, 1694-1778.
French literature -- 18th century.
Satire, French -- 18th century.
Chronological Term 1700 - 1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Raffel, Burton.
Added Title Candide. English
Other Form: Print version: Voltaire, 1694-1778. Candide. English. Candide, or, Optimism. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005 0300106556 9780300106558 (DLC) 2004022916 (OCoLC)56613745
ISBN 9780300127782 (electronic bk.)
0300127782 (electronic bk.)
9780300106558 (clothbound ; alk. paper)
0300106556 (clothbound ; alk. paper)