Candide

Candide

by Voltaire
     
 

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.See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782010178757
Publisher:
Centre d'Exportation du Livre Francais
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
French-language Edition
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

VOLTAIRE
François-Marie Arouet (1694 - 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works.
He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.

Table of Contents

Candide, or optimism1
App. 1The alternative version of the opening of chapter 2295
App. 2Voltaire's Poem on the Lisbon disaster97
App. 3Entries from Voltaire's Philosophical dictionary109

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