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The Resource Candide, or, Optimism, Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe

Candide, or, Optimism, Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe

Label
Candide, or, Optimism
Title
Candide, or, Optimism
Statement of responsibility
Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe
Title variation
Optimism
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
V is for Voltaire. Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Voltaire tells of the ludicrous adventures and reversals of fortune of the naive Candide, who doggedly believes that "all is for the best" even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. A satirical challenge to the empty optimism prevalent in Voltaire's eighteenth-century society is both controversial and entertaining, but also 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
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Cataloging source
JBL
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1694-1778
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Voltaire
Dewey number
843.5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French by Theo Cuffe
LC call number
PQ2082.C3
LC item number
E5 2014
Literary form
fiction
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Cuffe, Theo
Series statement
Penguin drop caps
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  • Voltaire
  • French fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Candide, or, Optimism, Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This translation first published in Penguin Classics (UK) 2005; first published in the United States of America by Penguin Books (USA) 2005"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780143125853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1921661
  • (OCoLC)ocn889439777
  • 1921661
Label
Candide, or, Optimism, Voltaire ; translated by Theo Cuffe
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This translation first published in Penguin Classics (UK) 2005; first published in the United States of America by Penguin Books (USA) 2005"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780143125853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1921661
  • (OCoLC)ocn889439777
  • 1921661

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