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Candide|Voltaire

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.

  • ISBN-13: 9780553211665
  • ISBN-10: 0553211668
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • Publish Date: April 1984
  • Dimensions: 6.83 x 4.16 x 0.32 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15 pounds
  • Page Count: 128