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    DescriptionIn this sharp and witty tale, Candide and his tutor Pangloss journey the earth, following the philosophy: All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds. This adage, however, is disproved at many turns, with the characters encountering opposition to their outlook. The initially naive Candide realises some of the dark truths of the eighteenth-century world, but could there be any light at the end of the tunnel? The reader - Andrew Sachs, famous for playing Manuel in Fawlty Towers, is one of Britain's best-love narrators. His talent for accents suits Candide perfectly.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Voltaire
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 4
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 146 g
    ISBN 13: 9781904605942
    ISBN 10: 190460594X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    CSA Word
    Publication date
    16 April 2007
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    Author Information
    Francois-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), better known by his pen-name Voltaire, is hailed as a genius of the Enlightenment. This philosophical and political movement concerned itself with promoting a free-thinking, rational and scientific way of life. Alongside social commentators such as Locke and Descartes, Voltaire was a champion of logical reasoning, and critical of the largely superstitious and religious attitudes of his time.
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    * The brilliant unabridged narration brings out all the ironies, tragedy and exuberant comedy of this 18th-century classic. The Observer * A classic audio in every sense. The Guardian