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BeschreibungCandide is separated from his beloved Cunegonde and tortured by the Inquisition. As he experiences calamity, he begins to discover that this may not be "the best of all possible worlds."
After many trials, Candide retires to a small farm, where he discovers that the secret of happiness is simply "to cultivate one's garden."
Filled with wit, intelligence, and an abundance of dark humor, "Candide is unsparing in its attacks upon corruption and hypocrisy.
Gita May is Professor of French at Columbia University. She has published extensively on the French Enlightenment, eighteenth-century aesthetics, the novel and autobiography, and women in literature, history, and the arts.
Includes 32 illustrations.
Untertitel: 'Barnes & Noble Classics'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BARNES & NOBLE
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2003
Seitenanzahl: 176 Seiten