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Cover of: Best of All Possible Worlds by Gary Anderson
Last edited by David B. Lentz
May 13, 2012 | History
Cover of: Best of All Possible Worlds: A Novel by

Best of All Possible Worlds: A Novel

Published by WordsworthGreenwich Press .
Written in English.

About the Book

Author of the critically acclaimed novel "Animal Magnet" -- voted by Goodreads as among the "Best Literary Books of All Time" and "Best Books of the Decade" -- Anderson takes his readers on another epic journey. "Best of All Possible Worlds" continues the saga of Jacques the Anabaptist from the classic "Candide" in the satiric spirit of Voltaire. Anderson's novel begins with the return of Voltaire's Candide to find his beloved tutor, Pangloss, destitute and abandoned on the streets of Leyden, South Holland. Set in the mid-eighteenth century, the story then follows the lives of two brothers, Jakob and Robrecht Onderdonk, leading antithetical lives. At the heart of the novel is Jakob's quest to abandon his life as a sailor at sea for a more edifying life on land. In contrast Robrecht is determined fully to embrace a sinful life at sea. "Best of All Possible Worlds" explores like Voltaire's masterwork, with an air of irreverence and a witty view of the absurd, the universal problem of evil in a world created by a perfect God.

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 360
Dimensions 9" x 6" x .9 inches
Weight 1.4 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25311694M
ISBN 13 9781470025465 9781470025465


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