Candide by Voltaire

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One of the finest satires ever written, Voltaire’s Candide savagely skewers this 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 all is not always for the best.

Barnes & Noble, 2003.
ISBN: 9781593080280. 176 pp.
Introduction by Gita May.
Translated by Henry Morley.
Softcover. Near fine.