Candide, or Optimism

Author(s): Voltaire; Michael Wood (Introduction by); Theo Cuffe (Translator)

Philosophy

Theo Cuffe's marvelous translation of Voltaire's satirical masterpiece
With its vibrant new translation and perceptive introduction 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 na ve 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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General Fields

  • : 9780140455106
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : May 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 208
  • : maps
  • : Voltaire; Michael Wood (Introduction by); Theo Cuffe (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 843.5