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Conte Philosophique Candide

  • Ever since 1759, when Voltaire wrote "Candide" in ridicule of the notion that this is the best of all possible worlds, this world has been a happier place for readers. Voltaire wrote it in three days, and many generations have found that its laughter does not grow old.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1918
  • David Wootton's scalpel-sharp translation of Candide features a brilliant Introduction, a map of Candide's travels, and a selection of those writings of Voltaire, Leibniz, Pope and Rousseau crucial for fully appreciating this eighteenth-century satiric masterpiece that even today retains its celebrated bite.

    Publisher : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
    published : 2000
  • "This is a superb book, rich in understanding of human behavior and creative in helping clients grow and change....If you aspire to be great in this profession, you will use up a highlighter on this book." - Kevin Elko, PhD Author of The Pep Talk and True Greatness "It is rare for a book in counseling to enlighten its readers and enable...

    Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
    published : 2009
  • From the landscapes of El Dorado to Constantinople, this is a tale of unending adventures and escapades. That optimism is not always the key to life's problems is elucidated. A tale of love amalgamated with suffering, sacrifice and pain. Captivating!

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2006
  • A parody of eighteenth-century adventure-romance and a satire on Liebnizian optimism (?all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds?), Candide follows the titular hero and his tutor, Dr. Pangloss, on a series of adventures after Candide is banished by his uncle for kissing his cousin. While enduring shipwreck, earthquakes, floggings, and...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2014
  • One of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. Witty, caustic skewering of romance, science, philosophy, religion, government ? nearly all human ideals and institutions.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012
  • "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...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2005
  • Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. A classic work of eighteenth century literature, Candide...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2014
  • This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. Candide, ou l''Optimisme (1759) is a French satire by the Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire, English translations of which have been titled Candide: Or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: Or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: Or, Optimism...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2008
  • The first novel in a frisky new mystery series set in a small New England town, where an unlikely citizen is called in to solve the purr fect crime. . . Maddie James has arrived in Daybreak Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts, eager to settle down and start her own business?and maybe even fall in love. When a stray orange tabby pounces...

    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    published : 2017