Candide
by Voltaire and Francois-Marie Arouet


Overview - Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds." On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human suffering is part of a benevolent cosmic plan.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds." On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human suffering is part of a benevolent cosmic plan. Fast, funny, often outrageous, the French philosopher's immortal narrative takes Candide around the world to discover that -- contrary to the teachings of his distringuished tutor Dr. Pangloss -- all is not always for the best. Alive with wit, brilliance, and graceful storytelling, "Candide" has become Voltaire's most celebrated work.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780486266893
  • ISBN-10: 0486266893
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: January 1991
  • Page Count: 112
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds

Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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