Candide

Candide

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Autore: Voltaire
Editore: Sheba Blake Publishing Corp.
Categoria: FICTION / Classici
Lingua: Inglese
Isbn: 9788829506132
Pubblicazione: 10/09/2018

Sinossi:
Candide is a French satire by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. 

Candide is characterised by its sarcastic tone as well as by its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel with a story similar to that of a more serious Bildungsroman, it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism.

As expected by Voltaire, Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naïveté. However, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human condition, the novel has since inspired many later authors and artists to mimic and adapt it.


Pagine 102
Formato BN Carta Bianca 210x297 - Copertina opaca
Peso 292 gr.

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