Best of All Possible Worlds

by Gary Anderson

Following Gary Anderson’s highly acclaimed, debut novel “Animal Magnet,” join him upon the high seas on another epic journey with Jacques the Anabaptist in the satiric spirit of Voltaire’s “Candide.” “Best of All Possible Worlds” begins with the return of Candide to find his beloved tutor, Pangloss, destitute and abandoned on the streets of Leyden, SouthHolland.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 357 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.65 out of 5
  • Published May 29th 2012 by Wordsworth Greenwich Press
  • ISBN: 1470025469 (ISBN13: 9781470025465)
  • Edition Language: English
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  • Characters: Candide
  • Pangloss
  • Jakob Onderdonk
  • Cunegonde
  • Robrecht Onderdonk
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Following Gary Anderson’s highly acclaimed, debut novel “Animal Magnet,” join him upon the high seas on another epic journey with Jacques the Anabaptist in the satiric spirit of Voltaire’s “Candide.” “Best of All Possible Worlds” begins with the return of Candide to find his beloved tutor, Pangloss, destitute and abandoned on the streets of Leyden, South Holland. The story then follows two brothers, Jakob and Robrecht Onderdonk, leading antithetical lives. Jakob is on a quest to abandon his life as a sailor for a more edifying life on land. In contrast, Robrecht is determined to fully embrace a sinful life at sea. Like Candide, “Best of All Possible Worlds” explores, with a comic air of irreverance and a witty dose of the absurd, the universal problem of evil in a world created by a perfect God.