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Candide

Author: Voltaire; T Smollett; Antoni Clavé
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA : Franklin Library, ©1979.
Series: Oxford Library of the world's great books.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this philosophical fantasy, naive Candide sees and suffers such misfortune that he ultimately rejects the philosophy of his tutor Doctor Pangloss, who claims that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds." Candide and his companions--Pangloss, his beloved Cunegonde, and his servant Cacambo--display an instinct for survival that provides them hope in an otherwise somber setting. When they all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Voltaire; Voltaire
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Voltaire; T Smollett; Antoni Clavé
OCLC Number: 11204641
Description: 154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Oxford Library of the world's great books.
Other Titles: Candide.
Responsibility: François Marie Arouet Voltaire ; the translation of Tobias Smollet ; with the illustrations of Antoni Clavé.

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In this philosophical fantasy, naive Candide sees and suffers such misfortune that he ultimately rejects the philosophy of his tutor Doctor Pangloss, who claims that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds." Candide and his companions--Pangloss, his beloved Cunegonde, and his servant Cacambo--display an instinct for survival that provides them hope in an otherwise somber setting. When they all retire together to a simple life on a small farm, they discover that the secret of happiness is to "cultivate one's garden," a practical philosophy that excludes idealism and nebulous metaphysics.

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