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Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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One of Western literature's most glorious and incisive satires—now in a brilliant new translation with phenomenal cover art by legendary comic artist Chris Ware!

With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire’s masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that “all is for the best” even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by—as Candide would say—“the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well.”

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and rough front
  • Completely new translation and introduction
  • Amazing cover art from one of the most beloved modern comic artists

Synopsis:

With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire’s masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that “all is for the best” even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by—as Candide would say—“the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well.”

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and rough front
  • Completely new translation and introduction
  • Amazing cover art from one of the most beloved modern comic artists

@MoYoLawn Ever wonder how we get across the world so quickly in this book? Continental flies six times daily from Eldorado to Paris.

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Synopsis:

With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naive Candide, who doggedly believes that all is for the best even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by--as Candide would say--the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well.A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and rough frontCompletely new translation and introductionAmazing cover art from one of the most beloved modern comic artists

@MoYoLawn Ever wonder how we get across the world so quickly in this book? Continental flies six times daily from Eldorado to Paris.

From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

About the Author

François-Marie Arouet (1694–1778), who took the name Voltaire, was the universal genius of the Enlightenment. He was briefly committed to the Bastille for his satires and later exiled to England.

Theo Cuffe translated Voltaire’s Micromégas and Other Short Fictions for Penguin Classics.

Michael Wood is Straut Professor of English at Princeton. His books include The Magician’s Doubt and The Road to Delphi.

Chris Ware, one of many artists whose work has appeared in Raw magazine, has drawn for many publications, including the New York Times Magazine. Ware’s most well- known work includes Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and his Acme Novelty Library series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039426
Subtitle:
Or Optimism (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author:
Voltaire
Translator:
Cuffe, Theo
Introduction by:
Wood, Michael
Introduction:
Wood, Michael
Cover Art:
Ware, Chris
Author:
Wood, Michael
Author:
Francois Voltaire
Author:
Cuffe, Theo
Author:
Ware, Chris
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Voltaire
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Publication Date:
20051025
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.44x5.58x.57 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,

With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire’s masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that “all is for the best” even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by—as Candide would say—“the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well.”

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and rough front
  • Completely new translation and introduction
  • Amazing cover art from one of the most beloved modern comic artists

@MoYoLawn Ever wonder how we get across the world so quickly in this book? Continental flies six times daily from Eldorado to Paris.

From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

"Synopsis" by , With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naive Candide, who doggedly believes that all is for the best even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by--as Candide would say--the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well.A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and rough frontCompletely new translation and introductionAmazing cover art from one of the most beloved modern comic artists

@MoYoLawn Ever wonder how we get across the world so quickly in this book? Continental flies six times daily from Eldorado to Paris.

From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

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