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Caustic and hilarious, Candide has ranked as one of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. It concerns the adventures of the youthful Candide, disciple of Dr. Pangloss, who was himself a disciple of Leibniz. In the course of his travels and adventures in Europe and South America, Candide saw and suffered such misfortune that it was difficult for him to believe this was "the best of all possible worlds" as Dr. Pangloss had assured him. Indeed, it seemed to be quite the opposite. In brilliantly skewering such naïveté, Voltaire mercilessly exposes and satirizes romance, science, philosophy, religion, and government — the ideas and forces that permeate and control the lives of men.

After many trials and travails, Candide is reunited with Cunegonde, his sweetheart. He then buys a little farm in Turkey where he and Cunegonde, Dr. Pangloss and others all retire. In the end, Candide decides that the best thing in the world is to cultivate one's own garden. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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One of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. Witty, caustic skewering of romance, science, philosophy, religion, government — nearly all human ideals and institutions. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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Witty and caustic, Candide has ranked as one of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. In the story of the trials and travails of the youthful Candide, his mentor Dr. Pangloss, and a host of other characters, Voltaire mercilessly satirizes and exposes romance, science, philosophy, religion, and government. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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Michelle Stevenson, February 24, 2011 (view all comments by Michelle Stevenson)
This book is a satire about optimisim, about how the world is an ugly and unfair place, but that we ought to "tend to our gardens." This book was so ridiculous in its unhappiness that I burst out laughing several times. It isn´t a boring classic, I´d say it´s even more bloody than anything Mel Gibson could put out, but it´s put in an intelligent way. I really liked this book, it´s easy and fun to read, and I rather agree with a great deal of it.
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Michelle Stevenson, February 24, 2011 (view all comments by Michelle Stevenson)
This book is a satire about optimisim, about how the world is an ugly and unfair place, but that we ought to "tend to our gardens." This book was so ridiculous in its unhappiness that I burst out laughing several times. It isn´t a boring classic, I´d say it´s even more bloody than anything Mel Gibson could put out, but it´s put in an intelligent way. I really liked this book, it´s easy and fun to read, and I rather agree with a great deal of it.
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ISBN:
9780486266893
performance:
Arouet, Francois-Marie
Author:
Voltaire
Editor:
Arouet, Francois-Marie
Author:
Arouet, Francois-Marie
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 18
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.21 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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One of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. Witty, caustic skewering of romance, science, philosophy, religion, government — nearly all human ideals and institutions. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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Witty and caustic, Candide has ranked as one of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. In the story of the trials and travails of the youthful Candide, his mentor Dr. Pangloss, and a host of other characters, Voltaire mercilessly satirizes and exposes romance, science, philosophy, religion, and government. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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