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Candide ; or, Optimism

Author: Voltaire; John Butt
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1966.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Penguin Classics edView all editions and formats
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This French satire, written in 1759, describes Candide, an open-minded young man, whose tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief that "all is for the best". But when his love for the Baron's rosy-cheeked daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world. And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe, South America and Asia, as an outrageous series of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Voltaire; Voltaire
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Voltaire; John Butt
OCLC Number: 610345424
Description: 144 pages ; 19 cm
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Candide.
Responsibility: translated by John Butt.

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This French satire, written in 1759, describes Candide, an open-minded young man, whose tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief that "all is for the best". But when his love for the Baron's rosy-cheeked daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world. And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe, South America and Asia, as an outrageous series of disasters befall them - earthquakes, syphilis, a brush with the Inquisition, murder - sorely testing the young hero's optimism.

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