Candide: Or Optimism (Paperback)

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By Francois Voltaire, Theo Cuffe (Translator), Michael Wood (Introduction by)
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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.

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 Micromegas 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."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143039426
ISBN-10: 0143039423
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: October 25th, 2005
Pages: 155
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions