Logo of OnceAroundBookShop's site

Helping Books Find New Homes

Since 2013



Candide (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author : Voltaire


Candide, the illegitimate nephew of a German baron and student of eternal optimist Pangloss, is living a simple and sheltered life in “the best of all possible worlds.”

But when Candide falls in love with the wrong woman, his uncle’s young daughter, he is exiled from the baron’s castle and suffers great tragedy and catastrophe, which leaves him disillusioned and questioning the goodness of the universe.

Penned in just three days – and published in secret because of its blasphemous and seditious nature – Voltaire’s legendary satire deftly skewers religious, romantic, and political naïveté with an acerbic and ribald wit that delights to this day.

Categories: , ,
In stock
Format : Paperback
Condition : Like New
Edition : Reprint
Publisher : Dover Publications, Incorporated
Date Published : 2016
ISBN : 0486266893
ISBN13 : 9780486266893

1 in stock

Shopping cart0
There are no products in the cart!
Continue shopping