Candide and Other Stories

ISBN-10: 0192834266

ISBN-13: 9780192834263

Edition: 1990

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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. "From the Paperback edition."
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Book details

List price: $7.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/16/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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