ISBN 9780812972016,Candide

Candide

Author:

Voltaire

Publisher:

Modern Library

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ISBN 9780812972016
Publisher

Modern Library

Publication Year 2005
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780812972016

ISBN-10 0812972015
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 119 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and intelligence, Voltaire remains one of the most influential figures of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Candide, his masterpiece, is a brilliant satire of the theory that our world is "the best of all possible worlds." The book traces the picaresque adventures of the guileless Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunegonde, tortured by the Inquisition, et cetera, all without losing his resilience and will to live and pursue a happy life. This Modern Library edition, published to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House, is a facsimile of the first book ever released under the Random House colophon. It includes the timeless illustrations by Rockwell Kent, a twentieth-century artist whose wit and genius serve as a counterpart and compliment to Voltaire's.
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