Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics)

Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics)

By: Voltaire, Francois

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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."

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Title: Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics)

Author Name: Voltaire, Francois

Categories: Classics,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: February 2009

ISBN Number: 0140455108

ISBN Number 13: 9780140455106

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 308717