Candide and Other Stories

Candide and Other Stories

Book - 1992
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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 distinguished 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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Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1992.
ISBN: 9780679417460
067941746X
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: lviii, 307 pages ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: White bull.
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Zadig.
Micromegas.

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