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The Resource Candide, or Optimism, Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe

Candide, or Optimism, Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe

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Candide, or Optimism
Title
Candide, or Optimism
Statement of responsibility
Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe
Title variation
Optimism
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
V is for Voltaire. Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Voltaire tells of the ludicrous adventures and reversals of fortune of the naive Candide, who doggedly believes that "all is for the best" even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. A satirical challenge to the empty optimism prevalent in Voltaire's eighteenth-century society is both controversial and entertaining, but also 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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AU@
Dewey number
843/.5
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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Penguin drop caps
Label
Candide, or Optimism, Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe
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Copyright
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zzv143 b1622437
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780143125853
System control number
(OCoLC)897776864
Label
Candide, or Optimism, Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe
Publication
Copyright
Control code
zzv143 b1622437
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780143125853
System control number
(OCoLC)897776864

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