Candide

Candide

Or Optimism

by Voltaire

Hardback Publication Date: 23/07/2014

  $37.50
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V is for Voltaire. Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Voltaire tells of the ludicrous adventures and reversals of fortune of the na ve Candide, who doggedly believes that "all is for the best" even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. A satirical challenge to the empty optimism prevalent in Voltaire's eighteenth-century society is both controversial and entertaining, but also 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."
ISBN:
9780143125853
9780143125853
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
23-07-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
214
Dimensions (mm):
203x139x21mm
Weight:
0.35kg
Voltaire

Voltaire (1694 1778) was a French man of letters and a leading figure of the Enlightenment, known for his outspokenness and polemical writings.

The philosophical novellas Candide and Zadig are among his most celebrated works.

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