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The purpose of this book is educational. I have read, studied and taught Voltaire’s "Candide," and I wish to pass on what I have learned to other people who are interested in studying Voltaire’s "Candide. "
This book uses a question-and-answer format. It poses, then answers, relevant questions about Voltaire, background information, and "Candide." I recommend that you read the relevant section of "Candide," then read my comments, then go back and re-read the relevant section of "Candide." However, do what works for you.
Teachers may find this book useful as a discussion guide for the novel. Teachers can have students read chapters from the short novel, then teachers can ask students selected questions from this study guide.
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I would like to see my retellings of classic literature used in schools, so I give permission to the country of Finland (and all other countries) to buy one copy of this eBook [whichever one you buy] and give copies to all students forever. I also give permission to the state of Texas (and all other states) to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever. I also give permission to all teachers to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever.
Teachers need not actually teach my retellings. Teachers are welcome to give students copies of my eBooks as background material. For example, if they are teaching Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” teachers are welcome to give students copies of my “Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’: A Retelling in Prose” and tell students, “Here’s another ancient epic you may want to read in your spare time.”
I also write collections of anecdotes; most of the anecdotes are funny or at least interesting, while some provoke thinking.
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David Bruce is a retired anecdote columnist at "The Athens News" in Athens, Ohio. He has also retired from teaching English at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.