Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Overview

With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire’s masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that “all is for the best” even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by—as Candide would say—“the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143039426
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Series
Edition description: Classics Deluxe Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 194,203
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Voltaire, was born in 1694. For twenty years Voltaire lived chiefly away from Paris. In this, his most prolific period, he wrote such satirical tales as “Zadig” (1747) and “Candide” (1759). He died in 1778. Theo Cuffe translated Voltaire’s Micromégas and Other Short Fictions for Penguin Classics. Michael Wood is the writer and presenter of many critically acclaimed series on television, including In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great and its accompanying book.

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