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    Candide (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback) By (author) Voltaire, Volume editor Robert M. Adams

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    Description"Candide" is the story of a gentle man 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 distringuished 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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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Voltaire, Volume editor Robert M. Adams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393960587
    ISBN 10: 0393960587

    BIC subject category V2: DSK
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    DC21: 843.5
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    LC classification: PQ2082.C3E
    DC22: 843/.5
    BISAC V2.8: FIC052000
    LC classification: PQ2082.C3 E5 1990
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    2, Annotated
    Edition statement
    2nd edition
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    07 June 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York