“Candide”: Optimism Demolished (review). Michael Weber. Philosophy and Literature, Volume 17, Number 2, October , pp. (Review). Published. Candide: optimism demolished / Haydn Mason. Candide. Physical Description : xvi, p. ; 23 cm. ISBN: (pbk.) (cloth). Locate a. Candide: Optimism Demolished by Haydn Mason, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Candidde points out diat owing to its slight form, its flippancy, and its occasional obscenity, Candide needed well over a century to attain anything like the status of an accepted “classic,” and this belated recognition can be largely credited to the ardent admiration of Flaubert.

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canddide Mason’s study consists of seven chapters, of which the first four concern themselves with the background and fortunes of Voltaire’s masterpiece, while the last three which together comprise three-fourths of the book present a detailed reading of the conte from the viewpoints of its ideological, narrative, and stylistic aspects.


Accordingly, the next chapter, the longest in the book, deals with the lessons and consolations to be derived from personal relationships in the tale.

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