Candide (Paperback)

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By Voltaire, David A. Ross (Editor)
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Candide, or Optimism (1759) written by Voltaire, the shining star of the French Enlightenment, is a biting, hilarious and frequently outrageous satire that pokes philosophical fun at -- of all things -- the doctrine of optimism.

Candide is a nave youth stubbornly adhering to the notion that "all is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds," despite being cast into a flood of misfortunes and picaresque misadventures that take him around the world.

Whether Candide and optimism itself emerges unscathed in the end, hinges upon his own deceptively simple words: "let us cultivate our garden."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781589770386
ISBN-10: 1589770382
Publisher: Juan de La Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
Publication Date: February 15th, 2007
Pages: 208
Language: French
Series: European Masterpieces. Moliaere & Co. (Series). French Class