122 pages, 7.18 × 4.32 × 0.52 in
April 1, 1984
Rebound by Sagebrush
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0808509551
ISBN - 13: 9780808509554
About the Book
For use in schools and libraries only. Translated by Lowell Bair. Preface by Andre Maurois. A Bantam Classic.
From the Publisher
"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.