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Candide (Candide), VOLTAIRE

Author:    VOLTAIRE

Title:   Candide (Candide)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Bantam Classics April 1993

ISBN Number:    0553211668 / 9780553211665

Seller ID:   20070721117120

"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.

Price = 4.95 USD



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