Candide and Other Stories (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)

Candide and Other Stories (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)

Voltaire

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 067941746X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


 

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 distinguished 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.

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