Candide (Candide)


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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.

Title:: Candide (Candide)


Categories: Fiction & Literature,

Publisher: Bantam Classics: April 1993

ISBN Number:: 0553211668

ISBN Number: 13: 9780553211665

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20070721117120