Candide et autres contes

Candide et autres contes

Book Title: Candide et autres contes

Author: Albert Camus

Format: Paperback | 218 pages

Publication Date: 30 Aug 1995

ISBN-13: 9782253098089

A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and intelligence, Voltaire remains one of the most influential figures of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Candide, his masterpiece, is a brilliant satire of the theory that our world is "the best of all possible worlds." The book traces the picaresque adventures of the guileless Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunegonde, tortured by the Inquisition, et cetera, all without losing his resilience and will to live and pursue a happy life.