Candide

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jun 4, 2012 - 100 pages
Candide is the story of a gentleman 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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User Review  - mawls - LibraryThing

i think i would have to read this one about five times to fully understand what's going on. Yet, i did really enjoy the sentiment of the ending. Read full review

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User Review  - horomnizon - LibraryThing

I'm guessing most people read this because of some kind of educational purpose. I read this because of Kristin Chenoweth. She starred as Cunegonde in Bernstein's Candide operetta for PBS and is one of ... Read full review

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