Candide: Annotated (Paperback)

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Candide is Voltaire's 1759 satirical masterpiece, wreaking havoc on the excesses of 18th century French Enlightenment culture. Candide makes us laugh at human folly and marvel at our reluctance to face reality and the truth. Through the adventures of young Candide, his love Cun gonde, and his mentor Dr. Pangloss, we experience life's most crushing misfortunes. And we see the redeeming wisdom those misfortunes can bring - all the while enjoying Voltaire's witty burlesque of human excess. With its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human condition, the novel has since inspired many later authors and artists to mimic and adapt it. Today, Candide is recognized as Voltaire's magnum opus and is often listed as part of the Western canon.A Must Read that Belongs on Every Bookshelf.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798562949479
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: November 11th, 2020
Pages: 132
Language: English