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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 Candide around the world to discover that — contrary to the teachings of his distringuished 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.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394605227
Subtitle:
(and other writings )
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Modern Library ed.
Series Volume:
[no. 3]
Publication Date:
1985
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxii,. 576 p.

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