ISBN 9780140455106,Candide; or Optimism

Candide; or Optimism

Author:

Voltaire

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Francois

Publisher:

Penguin Books

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ISBN 9780140455106
Publisher

Penguin Books

Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140455106

ISBN-10 0140455108
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 155 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Brought up in the household of a powerful Baron, Candide is an open-minded young man, whose tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief that 'all is for the best'. But when his love for the Baron's rosy-cheeked daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world. And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe, South America and Asia, as an outrageous series of disasters befall them - earthquakes, syphilis, a brush with the Inquisition, murder - sorely testing the young hero's optimism.
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