From the Publisher: In this witty political satire about a gentle man plagued by misfortune who clings to the belief that "all is for the best," Voltaire mocks the "eternal optimist" philosophy of his day that proclaimed human and natural disasters are a part of a larger cosmic plan.
1 page matching optimism in this book
Results 1-1 of 1
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
abbe Irom Perigord adventures alter Anabaptist Andalusian horses asked auto-da-fe Baron Baroness beautilul belore best ol Bordeaux Buenos Ayres Bulgarians Cacambo Candide and Cacambo Candide and Martin Candide's castle chapter Constantinople cried Candide diamonds Don Issachar earthquake Eldorado end ol enects everything eyes flayed galley gave girls griel hanged happened himsell honour horrible hundred Inquisitor Iriend Issachar Jesuit killed King ol lady lair Cunegonde lather leet lell lelt Lisbon lollowed lor the best Lord loreigners lound lour Mademoiselle Cunegonde Manichaean master mislortunes monk myseli mysell nave never ol all possible old woman optimism Oreillons Pangloss Paquette philosopher piastres pleasure Pococurante possible worlds replied Candide reverend Rockwell Kent satire servant sheep shib ship sister Surinam tell Theatine thing thousand piastres Thunder-ten-tronckh took v/hat Venice Voltaire Voltaire's waiting lor Westphalia wile wnat young