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Candide: A Dual-Language Book by Voltaire

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Candide: A Dual-Language Book by Voltaire

Evergreen in its appeal, Candide makes us laugh at human folly and marvel at our reluctance to face reality and the truth. Voltaire's brilliant satire, first published in Paris in 1759, is relentless and unsparing. Virtue and vice, religion and romance, philosophy and science — all are fair game.

Through the adventures of young Candide, his love Cunégonde, and his mentor Dr. Pangloss, we experience life's most crushing misfortunes. And we see the redeeming wisdom those misfortunes can bring — all the while enjoying Voltaire's witty burlesque of human excess. In this unique volume, readers who wish to follow every nuance of Voltaire's classic tale in the original French can do so with the aid of a new and exacting English translation on facing pages. Shane Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire of Candide and the reasons for its enduring appeal.

Translated and edited by Shane Weller.

Key Benefits

Parallel texts enable you to read through the text and check on any words or phrases that you might not have quite understood. These books are a great tool for language learners!

  • Short stories are good for short, concerted bursts of learning
  • Full translation in English
  • Notes on certain sections
  • Read some great works of literature while also learning a language
  • Ideal for intermediate learners

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Book Genre Fiction
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Dover Publications
Number of pages 176
ISBN 978-0486276250
Date of Publication 28-Mar-03
Language French
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
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