Candide. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire.
Candide
Candide
Candide
Candide
Candide
Candide

Candide

Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1979, (1979). Illustration Antoni Clave. Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1979









Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1979.
Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering. Political satire doesn't age well, but occasionally a diatribe contains enough art and universal mirth to survive long after its timeliness has passed. Candide is such a book. Penned by that Renaissance man of the Enlightenment, Voltaire, this novel is steeped in the political and philosophical controversies of the 1750s. But for the general reader, the novel's driving principle is clear enough: the idea (endemic in Voltaire's day) that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and apparent folly, misery and strife are actually harbingers of a greater good we cannot perceive, is hogwash. ( The Literature Network). Near Mint, / NO DJ as issued. Item #938

Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1979, Illustration Antoni Clave. Near Mint, Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together, gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages, raised spine bands that give each volume that distinctive antique look, decorated end papers.

Price: $45.00