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Candide
ou l'optimisme, seconde partie (1760)

Edited by Édouard M. Langille

Candide
Paperback, 128 pages £16.99
Published: 2003
ISBN: 9780859897235
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Subjects: European Literature, European Studies


Pastiche, imitation but also a continuation of Voltaire’s most celebrated tale, Candide, seconde partie, picks up many of the original’s themes. Leibniz, Descartes and Newton are gently mocked; Pascal is accused of trying to make us hate humankind. If it cannot begin to compare with Voltaire’s masterpiece, the tale is nonetheless an amusing and instructive imitation.







Frontispice: gravure sur bois de Howard Simon, 'Candide', Ives Washburn, New York, 1929

Liste des abreviations


Introduction

Fac-simile du frontispice de l'edition de 1760

Candide, ou l'optimisme, seconde partie

Notes et commentaires

Dossier critique

Bibliographie selective




Édouard M. Langille is Professor of French Language and Literature at the St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada.




Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 128 pages
ISBN:
 9780859897235

BIC Code:
 2ADF, DSBD, DSK, FA, FC
BISAC Code:
  FIC000000, FIC004000, LIT000000, LIT019000
Imprint:
 University of Exeter Press


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