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Candide

Candide - 84 edition

ISBN13: 978-0553211665

Cover of Candide 84 (ISBN 978-0553211665)
ISBN13: 978-0553211665
ISBN10: 0553211668
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 84
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.
Published: 1984
International: No

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Candide - 84 edition

ISBN13: 978-0553211665

Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire

ISBN13: 978-0553211665
ISBN10: 0553211668
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 84
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.

Published: 1984
International: No
Summary

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 distinguished 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.