Candide, or, Optimism

Book Cover
Average Rating
Uniform Title
Cuffe, Theo, translator.
New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Forest Ave. Library - Fiction - Adult
1 available


Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...


LocationCall NumberStatus
Forest Ave. Library - Fiction - AdultVoltaireOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

About the Author, Reviews, Awards, and More

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

[New edition].
Physical Desc
ix, 214 pages ; 20 cm


General Note
"This translation first published in Penguin Classics (UK) 2005; first published in the United States of America by Penguin Books (USA) 2005"--Title page verso.
V is for Voltaire. Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Voltaire tells of the ludicrous adventures and reversals of fortune of the naive Candide, who doggedly believes that "all is for the best" even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. A satirical challenge to the empty optimism prevalent in Voltaire's eighteenth-century society is both controversial and entertaining, but also vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by--as Candide would say--"the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well.
Translated from the French by Theo Cuffe.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Voltaire, 1., & Cuffe, T. (2014). Candide, or, Optimism ([New edition].). Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Voltaire, 1694-1778 and Theo, Cuffe. 2014. Candide, Or, Optimism. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Voltaire, 1694-1778 and Theo, Cuffe. Candide, Or, Optimism New York: Penguin Books, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Voltaire, 1694-1778,, and Theo Cuffe. Candide, Or, Optimism [New edition]., Penguin Books, 2014.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.