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Candide, or, Optimism a new translation, backgrounds, criticism /

Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy 'All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds'. However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disastrous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very funny account of the trail our optimistic travelers take, and at their eternal and endearing joy at the world and its potential discoveries.

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  • "Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy 'All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds'. However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disastrous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very funny account of the trail our optimistic travelers take, and at their eternal and endearing joy at the world and its potential discoveries."@en
  • "Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy 'All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds'. However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disastrous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very funny account of the trail our optimistic travelers take, and at their eternal and endearing joy at the world and its potential discoveries."
  • "A classic, satiric novel, by the noted 18th century French author and philosopher."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "A philosopher and his disciple journey to find "the best of all possible worlds" in this classic work of eighteenth century satire."
  • ""A philosophical novel satirizing the optimistic creed 'All is for the best in this best of all possible worlds, ' through the misadventures of Candide." "In this philosophical fantasy, naive Candide sees and suffers much such misfortune that he ultimately rejects the philosophy of his tutor Doctor Pangloss, who claims that 'all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.' Candide and his companions -- Pangloss, his beloved Cunegonde, and his servant Cacambo -- display an instinct for survival that provides them hope in an otherwise somber setting. When they all retire together to a simple life on a small farm, they discover that the secret of happiness is 'to cultivate one's garden, ' a practical philosophy that excludes excessive idealism and nebulous metaphysics.""@en
  • "Brought up in the household of a powerful Baron, Candide finds himself cast out when his love for the Baron's daughter is made known. So he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe, South America and Asia, as an outrageous series of disasters befalls them. Originally published: 2005."@en
  • "A naive youth is conscripted, shipwrecked, robbed, and tortured by the Inquisition without losing his will to live."
  • "AWith 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 naive 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. "A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and rough front Completely new translation and introduction Amazing cover art from one of the most beloved modern comic artists."@en
  • "This book presents an annotated edition of the story of a simple, optimistic man whose travels take him from one disaster to another; and includes backgrounds, a selection of critical essays, and a summary of the debate surrounding Voltaire's works."
  • "The absurd satire in which Candide's teacher and his philosophy of all being right with the world are refuted."
  • "In this new translation of Voltaire's Candide, distinguished translator Burton Raffel captures the French novel's irreverent spirit and offers a vivid, contemporary version of the 250-year-old text. Raffel re-creates Voltaire's stylistic brilliance by casting the novel into an English idiom that, had Voltaire been a twenty-first-century American, he might himself have employed. The translation is immediate and unencumbered, and for the first time makes Voltaire the satirist a wicked pleasure for English-speaking readers. Candide recounts the fantastically improbable travels, adventures, and misfortunes of the young Candide, his beloved Cungegonde, and his devoutly optimistic tutor Pangloss. Endowed at the start with good fortune and every prospect for happiness and success, the characters nevertheless encounter every conceivable misfortune. Voltaire's philosophical tale, in part an ironic attack on the optimistic thinking of such figures as Gottfried Leibniz and Alexander Pope, has proved enormously influential over the years. In a general introduction to this volume, historian Johnson Kent Wright places Candide in the contexts of Voltaire's life and work and the Age of Enlightenment."
  • "A philosophical novel satirizing the optimistic creed "All is for the best in this best of all possible worlds," through the misadventures of Candide."
  • "Presents a new translation of Voltaire's satiric masterpiece on eighteenth-century European society through the misadventures of the youthful Candide."
  • "This work is a French satire written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher during the Age of Enlightenment. Voltaire savagely skewers a very "optimistic" approach to life as a shamefully inadequate response to human suffering. The swift and lively tale follows the absurdly melodramatic adventures of the youthful Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunégonde, and tortured by the Inquisition. As Candide experiences and witnesses calamity upon calamity, he begins to discover that -- contrary to the teachings of his tutor, Dr. Pangloss -- all is perhaps not always for the best. After many trials, travails, and incredible reversals of fortune, Candide and his friends finally retire together to a small farm, where they discover that the secret of happiness is simply "to cultivate one's garden," a philosophy that rejects excessive optimism and metaphysical speculation in favor of the most basic pragmatism."@en
  • "Presents a translation of Voltaire's satiric masterpiece on eighteenth-century European society through the misadventures of the youthful 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 five or six generations have found that its laughter does not grow old."@en
  • "With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaireʹs 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."@en
  • "A gentle man is pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, but clings desperately to the belief that he lives 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 - such as the recent earthquakes in Lima and Lisbon - 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 involved. In Candide he whisks his young hero and friends through a ludicrous variety of tortures, tragedies and reversals of fortune, in the company of Pangloss, a 'metaphysico-theologo-cosmolo-nigologist' of unflinching optimism. The result is one of the glories of eighteenth-century satire."@en
  • "Presents a new translation of the novel, along with backgrounds and citicism."@en

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  • "Candide; or, Optimism. Candide, ou l'Optimisme ... Translated by Lowell Bair. With an introduction, notes, questionnaire and vocabulary by Alex Szogyi."
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