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Candide (Or Optimism) - 47 edition

Candide (Or Optimism) (ISBN10: 0140440046; ISBN13: 9780140440041)
ISBN13: 978-0140440041
ISBN10: 0140440046

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ISBN13: 978-0147711892
ISBN10: 0147711894

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 Candi ...show morede 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 47
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 06/28/1950
International: No



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