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Author Voltaire, 1694-1778.

Title Candide [sound recording] ; & Zadig / by Voltaire.

Imprint [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, p2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Audiobook CD    VOL    Available
Description 6 sound discs (ca. 6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer Read by Clive Chafer.
Summary "Candide, whic is alternately titled Optimism, is a merciless satire and exposé of the ideas and institutions men live by. In this philosophical fantasy, the naïve Candide comes to witness and to suffer such misfortune that he rejects the philosophy of his tutor, Dr. Pangloss, who claims that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds." Zadig is the story of another optimist-- young, rich, beautiful, and engaged to a woman he loves. When his early hopes and assets are destroyed, he embarks on a journey that will systematically explore science, religion, and the military, contributing to each, betrayed by all. Through these trials, he will eventually win the kingdom of Babylon"--Container..
Subject Voltaire, 1694-1778 -- Translations into English.
Enlightenment -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Manners and customs -- Fiction.
Genre/Form French fiction.
Added Author Chafer, Clive. Narrator.
Voltaire, 1694-1778. Zadig. English.
Added Title Candide & Zadig
Candide and Zadig
Candide. English
ISBN 9781455111138
Music No. Z6427 Blackstone Audio

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