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Candide and Philosophical Letters

Candide and Philosophical Letters - 92 edition

Candide and Philosophical Letters - 92 edition

ISBN13: 9780679600039

ISBN10: 0679600035

Candide and Philosophical Letters by Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire - ISBN 9780679600039
Edition: 92
Copyright: 1992
Publisher: Modern Library
Published: 1992
International: No
Candide and Philosophical Letters by Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire - ISBN 9780679600039

ISBN13: 9780679600039

ISBN10: 0679600035

Summary

A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and intelligence, Voltaire is one of the most intriguing figures of the eighteenth century Enlightenment. His masterpiece is Candide, a brilliant satire on the theory that 'the world is the best of all possible worlds.' The book traces the picaresque adventures of the guileless Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunegonde, tortured by the Inquisition, etc., all without losing his resilience and will to live.