Candide, or Optimism

Candide, or Optimism

Description

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 naive 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."


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Details

Author(s)
Voltaire, Theo Cuffe, Michael Wood
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
157 x 214 x 15mm | 225g
Publication date
11 Nov 2006
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Annotated
Edition Statement
Deluxe
Illustrations note
1 map
ISBN10
0143039423
ISBN13
9780143039426
Bestsellers rank
86,193