Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet; Smollet, Tobias

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A few scuffs to gilt on front boards and page ridge. 1979 Hard Cover. 154, [4] pp. 8vo. Dark green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. 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.

Title: Candide; or, The Optimist

Author: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet; Smollet, Tobias

Illustrator: Clave, Antoni

Categories: Continental, Franklin Library,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2265127