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Candide

Written by Voltaire

Candide
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: April 1984
Price: $4.95
Can. Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21166-5 (0-553-21166-8)
Pages: 128
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.



 
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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