Candide, or, Optimism : a fresh translation, backgrounds, criticism

Voltaire ; translated and edited by Robert M. Adams

"Candide" is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds." On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human suffering is part of a benevolent cosmic plan. Fast, funny, often outrageous, the French philosopher's immortal narrative takes Candide around the world to discover that -- contrary to the teachings of his distringuished tutor Dr. Pangloss -- all is not always for the best. Alive with wit, brilliance, and graceful storytelling, "Candide" has become Voltaire's most celebrated work.

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書名 Candide, or, Optimism : a fresh translation, backgrounds, criticism
著作者等 Adams, Robert Martin
Adams Robert M.
書名別名 Optimism

シリーズ名 Norton critical editions
出版元 Norton
刊行年月 c1991
版表示 2nd ed
ページ数 viii, 208, [1] p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0393960587
NCID BA23291121
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言語 英語
原文言語 フランス語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国