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Candide, or Optimism - Voltaire, Michael Wood, Theo Cuffe
Candide, or Optimism
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140455106 (0140455108)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 155
Edition language: English
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KOMET rated it
This is one of the few books I have completed reading in one sitting. That was when I was 14 and had developed a curiosity about Voltaire. I read my Mom's copy of 'Candide', which is bound in leather. 'Candide' was to me a book that evoked wonder and adventure. And for the highly imaginative teenage...
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Flicker Reads rated it
4.0 Comedy from a French master
I listened to a fantastic audio version narrated perfectly by Jack Davenport. This is timeless, bold, black comedy that takes sharp aim at its 18th century targets: royal despots, class differences, gender, race, pointless optimism... It's fascinating how current so much of this is. Voltaire and Swi...
A girl and her books
A girl and her books rated it
2.5 Voltaire - Candide
First of all, I have to say it's not a bad book. It's actually pretty good if you like that kind of writing. Unfortunately, I don't. I guess I started to read it with high expectations, because every review I read said the book was amazing and it as going to change my way to see the world. That di...
Lost in Literature
Lost in Literature rated it
5.0 Candide
One of the few books I was forced to read in college that I LOVED!!!
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3.5 Shit Happens
What originally caught my attention with this book was that when I was wondering around Dymocks in Adelaide I discovered it in one of the cheap book buckets, and since it was slim, and cheap, I decided to buy it. I'm not really sure why I originally purchased it, maybe it had something to do with it...
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