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30
Jul

The Best of All Possible Worlds

Voltaire, Candide, ou l’Optimisme (1759)

CANDIDE 1755_Lisbon_earthquake This 1755 copper engraving shows the ruins of Lisbon in flames and a tsunami overwhelming the ships in the harbour.

This 1755 copper engraving shows the ruins of Lisbon amidst that year’s devastating earthquake. In its wake, Voltaire wrote Candide.