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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.

CliffsNotes on Candide explores the best known philosophic tale from Voltaire. The tale is a vehicle for his profoundest views on politics, religion, and philosophy. At the same time, it is an adventure tale about a young hero who travels far and wide and experiences great dangers.

With this study guide, youll see why Voltaire is considered among the greatest satirists in literature. Along with detailed explanations of the plot, your understanding will increase with insight into the life and times of the author. Other features that help you study include

  • Background on Voltaires contemporaries and influences
  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • Review questions

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Synopsis:

A brilliant and funny text, this satirical novel follows the adventures of Candide, who believes that this world we live in is "the best of all possible worlds." As Candide goes out in the world to examine its wonders, Voltaire skewers the reigning philosophical mindset of the day, optimism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822002833
Other:
Lowers, James K.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Author:
Lowers, James K., PH.D.
Author:
Lowers, James K.
Author:
Arouet, Francois-Marie
Location:
Lincoln, Neb. ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
French literature
Subject:
French literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Voltaire
Subject:
French
Subject:
Literature (Cliffs Notes)
Subject:
Reference-Study Notes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cliffsnotes Literature Guides
Series Volume:
100-159
Publication Date:
19990317
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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