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Candide, or Optimism / Voltaire ; translated and edited by Theo Cuffe ; with an introduction by Michael Wood.

By: Voltaire, 1694-1778.
Contributor(s): Cuffe, Theo [translator.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Penguin classics deluxe edition.Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2005Edition: Penguin classics deluxe ed.Description: xxxvii, 155 pages : maps ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0143039423; 9780143039426; 9780140455106; 0140455108.Other title: Candide | Optimism.Uniform titles: Candide. English Subject(s): Life -- Fiction | Optimism -- FictionGenre/Form: General fiction. DDC classification: 843/.5
Contents:
Candide, or optimism -- The alternative version of the opening of chapter 22 -- Voltaire's poem on The Lisbon disaster -- Entries from Voltaire's philosophical dictionary.
Summary: With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naive Candide, who doggedly believes that "all is for the best", even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by, as Candide would say, the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well.
List(s) this item appears in: Banned and Challenged Books
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Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Fiction Collection
Fiction Collection VOLT Checked out 03/11/2021 T00630507
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that "all is for the best" even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by--as Candide would say--"the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well."

Colour map on cover flap.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxix]-xxxi).

Candide, or optimism -- The alternative version of the opening of chapter 22 -- Voltaire's poem on The Lisbon disaster -- Entries from Voltaire's philosophical dictionary.

With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about
human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naive Candide, who doggedly believes that "all is for the best", even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by, as Candide would say, the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well.

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Library Journal Review

Two standards of European literature join Penguin's Classics Deluxe Editions club. Candide sports an especially spiffy cover by comic artist Chris Ware and a top text. The Undset volume combines all three parts of the epic with explanatory notes. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.