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With its vivid new translation, perceptive advent, and witty packaging, this new version of Voltaire's masterpiece belongs within the fingers of each reader puzzling over our assumptions approximately human habit and our position on the planet. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that "all is for the best" even if confronted with injustice, agony, and depression. arguable and interesting, Candide is a booklet that's vitally appropriate at the present time in our global pervaded by—as Candide may say—"the mania for insisting that each one is definitely whilst all is on no account well."
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