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Candide, or, Optimism: Or, Optimism

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"All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds" It was the indifferent shrug and callous inertia that this "optimism" concealed which so angered Voltaire, who found the "all for the best" approach a patently inadequate response to suffering, to natural disasters, not to mention the questions of illness and man-made war. Moreover, as the rebel whose satiric genius had earned him not only international acclaim, but two stays in the Bastille, flogging, and exile, Voltaire knew personally what suffering entailed. In Candide he whisks his young hero and friends through a ludicrous variety of tortures, tragedies, and a reversal of fortune, in the company of Pangloss, a "metaphysico-theologo-comolo-nigologist" of unflinching optimism. The result is one of the glories of eighteenth-century satire. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Full title candide or optimism
Author voltaire
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Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
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subject_facet French fiction -- 18th century, Life -- Fiction, Manners and customs -- Fiction, Optimism -- Fiction, Reason -- Fiction, Satire, Satire -- Fiction, Satirical literature, Suffering -- Fiction, Translations, Voltaire, -- 1694-1778 -- Translations into English, Voltaire, -- 1694-1778. -- Candide
title_display Candide, or, Optimism
title_full Candide Or, Optimism, Candide, or Optimism / Voltaire ; introduction by Anne Rooney ; [translation revised and updated by Ella Fern], Candide, or Optimism / Voltaire ; translated and edited by Theo Cuffe with an introduction by Michael Wood, Candide, or Optimism / Voltaire ; translated by John Butt, Candide, or, Optimism / Voltaire ; a new translation by Peter Constantine ; introduction by Diane Johnson, Candide, or, Optimism / Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe, Candide, or, Optimism / Voltaire ; with an introduction and notes by Gita May ; translated by Henry Morley ; translation revised by Lauren Walsh ; illustrated by Alan Odle, Candide, or, Optimism [electronic resource] Voltaire, 1694-1778.
title_short Candide, or, Optimism
title_sub Or, Optimism
topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, French fiction, Life, Manners and customs, Optimism, Reason, Satire, Suffering, Translations into English, Voltaire