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Candide, or Optimism

By Voltaire, 1694-1778

A deluxe edition of Voltaire's satirical masterpiece with cover art by Chris Ware

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.”

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Format: Book
Author: Voltaire, 1694-1778
Title: Candide, or Optimism / Voltaire ; translated and edited by Theo Cuffe with an introduction by Michael Wood.
Publisher Date: New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=NfYIAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA11#v=onepage&q&f=false A downloadable book (without this introduction) available through Google Books; click for access.
Isbn: 0143039423
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Call Number: 843.5 Vol
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Format: Book
Author: Voltaire, 1694-1778
Title: Candide, or Optimism / Voltaire ; translated and edited by Theo Cuffe with an introduction by Michael Wood.
Publisher, Date: New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
Description: xxxvii, 155 p. : maps (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition
Other Author: Cuffe, Theo
Other Title: Candide English
Other Title: Candide
Other Title: Optimism
Notes: Col. map on cover flap.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxix]-xxxi).
Web Site: http://books.google.com/books?id=NfYIAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA11#v=onepage&q&f=false A downloadable book (without this introduction) available through Google Books; click for access.
Web Site: http://books.google.com/books?id=NfYIAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA11#v=onepage&q&f=false A downloadable book (without this introduction) available through Google Books; click for access.
LCCN: 2005052124
ISBN: 0143039423
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Available Copies: 23
Total Copies: 24
Call Number: 843.5 Vol