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Author Voltaire, 1694-1778.

Title Candide, or, Optimism : a fresh translation, backgrounds, criticism / Voltaire ; translated and edited by Robert M. Adams
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Norton, [1991]
New York : W Norton and Company, c1991
©1966
©1991

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 MELB  840.5 V9352 A6/C3A/1991  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description viii, 208 pages, 1 unnumbered page ; 22 cm
Series A Norton critical edition
Norton critical edition.
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [209])
Notes English
Subject Voltaire, 1694-1778 -- Criticism
Voltaire, 1694-1778. Candide.
French fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
French fiction -- 18th century.
French literature -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Adams, Robert M. (Robert Martin), 1915-1996.
LC no. 90036677
ISBN 0393960587
Other Titles Candide. English
Candide
Optimism
Optimism