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This guide to Candide provides an introduction to the novel as well as a chapter-by-chapter summary, critical commentary, and glossary. Character analysis, critical essays, a Q-and-A review, and a short author biography are also included, providing readers with critical background information and comprehension tools. Icons integrated throughout will help students to see the underlying themes, discover the depths of a character, identify literary devices, and understand the language used in the work. 80 pages, indexed, softcover.
Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: Cliffs Notes
Publication Date: 1965
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)|
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, you’ll 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 Voltaire’s contemporaries and influences
- Character analyses of major players
- A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
- Critical essays
- Review questions
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