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Candide, or Optimism

Author: Voltaire; Ella Fern
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Chartwell Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy 'All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds'. However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disastrous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Voltaire; Ella Fern
ISBN: 9780785825111 0785825118
OCLC Number: 298185494
Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Other Titles: Candide.
Candide
Optimism
Responsibility: Voltaire ; introduction by Anne Rooney ; [translation revised and updated by Ella Fern].

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Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy 'All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds'. However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disastrous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very funny account of the trail our optimistic travelers take, and at their eternal and endearing joy at the world and its potential discoveries.

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