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Candide [electronic resource]. Voltaire.

Voltaire. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780553897999 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Bantam Classics, 2003.

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Summary, etc.: Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds." On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human suffering is part of a benevolent cosmic plan. Fast, funny, often outrageous, the French philosopher's immortal narrative takes Candide around the world to discover that -- contrary to the teachings of his distringuished tutor Dr. Pangloss -- all is not always for the best. Alive with wit, brilliance, and graceful storytelling, Candide has become Voltaire's most celebrated work.From the Paperback edition.
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Subject: Fiction.
Classic Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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