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Candide, or Optimism

Author: Voltaire; Theo Cuffe; Michael Wood
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2005.
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With Candide, Voltaire bumptiously skewered the fashionable misinterpretation of the doctrine of philosophical optimism, unerringly offending kings, scientists, fanaticals, publishers, journalists, and even priests; composed in a mere three days, Candide's capacity to amuse, disgust, and surprise endures today, roughly ninety thousand days later. Theo Cuffe's new translation is invaluable for those English-speaking
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Voltaire, 1694-1778.
Candide, or Optimism.
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2005
(OCoLC)654642549
Named Person: Voltaire; Voltaire
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Voltaire; Theo Cuffe; Michael Wood
ISBN: 9780143039426 0143039423
OCLC Number: 61296009
Notes: Col. map on cover flap.
Description: xxxvii, 155 pages : maps (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Candide, or optimism --
The alternative version of the opening of chapter 22 --
Voltaire's poem on the Lisbon disaster --
Entries from Voltaire's philosophical dictionary.
Series Title: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Other Titles: Candide.
Responsibility: Voltaire ; translated and edited by Theo Cuffe ; with an introduction by Michael Wood.
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Tells of the adventures of the naive Candide, who doggedly believes that all is for the best even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair.  Read more...

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