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Candide or Optimism - 2nd edition

by Franois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire and Robert M. Ed. Adams

Candide or Optimism (ISBN10: 0393960587; ISBN13: 9780393960587)
ISBN13: 978-0393960587
ISBN10: 0393960587

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 Fre ...show morench 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 91
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 03/28/1991
International: No

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