Candide by .. Voltaire


by.. Voltaire

Hardcover | April 1, 1984

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"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.

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Title:CandideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:122 pages, 7.18 × 4.32 × 0.52 inPublished:April 1, 1984Publisher:Rebound by SagebrushLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0808509551

ISBN - 13:9780808509554

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