Candide: And Other Writings (2020)

Candide: And Other Writings Voltaire Candide And Other Writings Voltaire s masterpiece Candide was published in It is a biting satire on a variety of Voltaire s contemporaries in the world of philosophy as well as organized religion Predominantly it skewer
  • Title: Candide: And Other Writings
  • Author: Voltaire
  • ISBN: 9781566197045
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
Candide: And Other Writings Voltaire Voltaire s masterpiece, Candide, was published in 1759 It is a biting satire on a variety of Voltaire s contemporaries in the world of philosophy as well as organized religion Predominantly, it skewers philosophical speculation, especially the fallacy of optimism, in the face of real world experience This book contains the full text of Candide as well as a bit of literaVoltaire s masterpiece, Candide, was published in 1759 It is a biting satire on a variety of Voltaire s contemporaries in the world of philosophy as well as organized religion Predominantly, it skewers philosophical speculation, especially the fallacy of optimism, in the face of real world experience This book contains the full text of Candide as well as a bit of literary criticism, history, philosophical writings, dialogues and shorter pieces It also contains other fiction Candide is regarded as fiction including Zadig, or Destiny The Way the World Goes, Vision of Babouc Micromegas and The Story of the Good Brahmin.
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  1. John Maberry

    I read this book while in college, in a Humanities class It moved and influenced me greatly as it came early on in my quest to come to grips with the disillusionment that my experiences in Vietnam caused me I found myself identifying with Candide For those of you old enough to remember Hubert Humphrey, he once referred to the Vietnam War as our great adventure and a wonderful one it is I imagined him as a latter day Pangloss Professor Pangloss had a ready perspective on life in this world everyt [...]

  2. Lesle

    I was surprised, Candide is a short novel, but is jammed packed with adventures and devastation.The philosophy that was instilled on Candide who is down to earth is All things happen for good and There is no effect without a cause He joins the Bulgarian Army and from there life takes good from kindness and bad torturous turns for him After his life is saved yet again he is brought back to his true love and performs a double murder He takes the two women to the New World in hopes of a new life Wh [...]

  3. Nicholas Bobbitt

    I see very little to separate this from my previous review of a similar edition, but it s certainly helpful for me to rate this specific edition because it s the one I own.

  4. Julie

    I actually read this book thanks to a recommendation from Kurt Vonnegut via For the Love of Books Candide was almost like Siddartha meets Shangri La During Candide s worldwide adventure seeking his one true love, he is regaled by the disturbing tales of many world weary travelers and troubled by his own unfortunate circumstances Thus, Candide s original philosophical views are challenged When the adventures end and the characters are reunited in a sort of melancholy, the most simple outlook on l [...]

  5. David Gross

    A satire that spoofs philosophical debates of Voltaire s time particularly Leibniz, but lots of other ideas then in vogue come under attack as well As a story outside of this satirical purpose it doesn t have a whole lot to recommend it, but it is clever and funny and barbed where it needs to be.

  6. Tom Baker

    What can one say about Voltaire He was a bright shining diamond in those times He is as relevant as ever Intolerance and superstition are just as frequent today as it was then.

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