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Ask The Puma Research Guides: Candide

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        Candide, Voltaire’s eighteenth century philosophical novel explores and debunks optimism through the adventures and misfortunes of Candide.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PQ2082

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Knapp, Bettina. Voltaire Revisited. 2000.

                      Call Number: PQ2122.K63 2000

  • Mason, Haydn. Candide. 1992.

                        Call Number: PQ2082.C4 M36 1992

  • Voltaire. Candide. 1966.

                        Call Number: PQ2082.C3 E5 1966

  • Waldinger, Renée. (ed.). Approaches to Teaching Voltaire’s Candide. 1987.

                         Call Number: PQ2082.C4 A66 1987

  • Walsh, Thomas. (ed.). Readings on Candide. 2001.

                         Call Number: PQ2082.C4 R43 2001

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Voltaire

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Long FictionCall Number: REF PN3321.C75 2000

                  o   Vol. 7, pg. 3308, 3311

  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800Call Number: REF PN86. L53

                  o   Vol. 14, pg. 322, 325, 328, 334, 338, 341-42, 344-6, 353-54, 358-9, 361, 364, 366-67, 373, 378-82, 386-92, 398, 402

                  o   Vol. 79, pg. 260-68, 270-71, 274-75, 291, 293, 299-300, 320-31, 346

  • Masterplots: Revised Second EditionCall Number: REF PN44. M33 1996

                  o   Vol. 2, pg. 923-26

  • Magill’s Survey of World LiteratureCall Number: REF PN523 .M29 2009

                  o   Vol. 6, pg. 2706, 2709-10

  • Novels for StudentsCall Number: REF PN44 .N937

                  o   Vol. 7, pg. 66-84

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number: REF PN3321 .S5

                  o   Vol. 12, pg. 338-400

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

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