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Candide

Candide - 84 edition

Candide - 84 edition

ISBN13: 9780553211665

ISBN10: 0553211668

Candide by Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire - ISBN 9780553211665
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 84
Copyright: 1984
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.
Published: 1984
International: No
Candide by Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire - ISBN 9780553211665

ISBN13: 9780553211665

ISBN10: 0553211668

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 84

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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.

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