Candide - Norton Critical Editions Series) / Edition 2

Candide - Norton Critical Editions Series) / Edition 2

by Voltaire
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393960587

ISBN-13: 2900393960586

Pub. Date: 03/28/1991

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900393960586
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
224

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