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Candide

Or Optimism (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Editions

François Voltaire - Author

Theo Cuffe - Translator

Michael Wood - Introduction by

Chris Ware - Jacket Illustrator

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ISBN 9780143039426 | 208 pages | 25 Oct 2005 | Penguin Classics | 6.02 x 9.21in | 18 - AND UP
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One of Western literature's most glorious and incisive satires—now in a brilliant new translation with phenomenal cover art by legendary comic artist Chris Ware!


With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaires masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the nave Candide, who doggedly believes that all is for the best even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded byas Candide would saythe mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well.

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and rough front
  • Completely new translation and introduction
  • Amazing cover art from one of the most beloved modern comic artists