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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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    Title
    Candide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Voltaire
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 97 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486266893
    ISBN 10: 0486266893
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC21: 843.5
    B&T Approval Code: A24244050
    BISAC V2.8: LCO008000
    LC classification: PQ2082.C3E
    DC22: 843/.5
    LC classification: PQ2082.C3 E5 1991
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reprinted edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 May 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    One of France's most celebrated citizens, Voltaire (1694–1778) is best known for his satirical novel Candide. His political treatises, which frequently put him at odds with the church and state, continue to exercise enormous influence on political theorists, philosophers, educators, and historians.