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Candide, or, Optimism

Author: Voltaire; Gita May; Henry Morley
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, ©2003.
Series: Barnes & Noble classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and intelligence, Voltaire remains one of the most influential figures of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Candide, his masterpiece, is a brilliant satire of the theory that our world is "the best of all possible worlds." The book traces the picaresque adventures of the guileless Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Voltaire, 1694-1778.
Candide, or, Optimism.
New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, c2003
(DLC) 2003102532
(OCoLC)53016600
Named Person: Voltaire
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Voltaire; Gita May; Henry Morley
ISBN: 9781411431898 1411431898
OCLC Number: 829151427
Notes: "Henry Morley's translation was first published in 1922"--T.p. verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 146 p.) : ill.
Series Title: Barnes & Noble classics.
Other Titles: Candide.
Candide
Optimism
Responsibility: Voltaire ; with an introduction and notes by Gita May ; translated by Henry Morley ; translation revised by Lauren Walsh ; illustrated by Alan Odle.
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"A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and intelligence, Voltaire remains one of the most influential figures of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Candide, his masterpiece, is a brilliant satire of the theory that our world is "the best of all possible worlds." The book traces the picaresque adventures of the guileless Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunegonde, tortured by the Inquisition, et cetera, all without losing his resilience and will to live and pursue a happy life." "This Modern Library edition, published to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House, is a facsimile of the first book ever released under the Random House colophon. It includes the timeless illustrations by Rockwell Kent, a twentieth-century artist whose wit and genius serve as a counterpart and compliment to Voltaire's."--BOOK JACKET.

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