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A philosopher and his disciple journey to find "the best of all possible worlds" in this classic work of eighteenth-century satireIQ . This classic edition includes: a concise introduction that gives readers important background information; a chronology of the author's life and work; a timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context; an outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations; detailed explanatory notes; critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work; discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction; a list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience.
Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.
A classic work of eighteenth century literature, Candide is Voltaire’s fast-paced novella of struggle and adventure that used satire as a form of social critique. Candide enlists the help of his tutor, Dr. Pangloss, to help him reunite with his estranged lover, Lady Cunegonde. But the journey welcomes many unexpected challenges, and overcoming or outwitting the dangers of the world shall be their greatest task.
Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.
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