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The Fables of ReasonA Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques$
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Roger Pearson

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198158806

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.001.0001

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The Candid Conte: Candide ou lʼoptimisme

The Candid Conte: Candide ou lʼoptimisme

(p.110) 8 The Candid Conte: Candide ou lʼoptimisme
The Fables of Reason


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This chapter discusses Candide, which is considered to be Voltaire's longest and funniest story. Some have even considered it to be the best of all the possible contes. Candide is an important work of Voltaire. Most of Voltaire's literary ingredients that have been previously used in his past works are all used in the Candide, making it difficult for writers to surpass the standards set by this story.

Keywords:   Candide, Voltaire, contes, literary ingredients, standards

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