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Candide, or Optimism By Voltaire

Candide, or Optimism
by Francois Voltaire

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Tells of the adventures of the naive Candide, who doggedly believes that all is for the best even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair.
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Candide, or Optimism Summary


Candide, or Optimism by Francois Voltaire

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."

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About Francois Voltaire


Voltaire, was born in 1694. For twenty years Voltaire lived chiefly away from Paris. In this, his most prolific period, he wrote such satirical tales as "Zadig" (1747) and "Candide" (1759). He died in 1778.


Theo Cuffe translated Voltaire's Micromegas and Other Short Fictions for Penguin Classics.

Michael Wood is the writer and presenter of many critically acclaimed series on television, including In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great and its accompanying book.

Additional information

GOR003330518
Candide, or Optimism by Francois Voltaire
Francois Voltaire
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-11-11
160
0143039423
9780143039426
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.