Candide

Candide

by Voltaire
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Candide by Voltaire

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A classic work of eighteenth century literature, Candide is Voltaire’s fast-paced novella of struggle and adventure that used satire as a form of social critique. Candide enlists the help of his tutor, Dr. Pangloss, to help him reunite with his estranged lover, Lady Cunegonde. But the journey welcomes many unexpected challenges, and overcoming or outwitting the dangers of the world shall be their greatest task.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451685596
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 07/21/2014
Series: Enriched Classics
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

VOLTAIRE
François-Marie Arouet (1694 - 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works.
He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.

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Candide oder der Optimismus 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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MaGicAllyGeNuisJ More than 1 year ago
In "Candide", Voltaire satirizes the idea of philosophical optimist. What, then, is the cause of evil, original sin, or bad karma? Voltaire is not interested in that question. Instead, he focuses on the individual's response to evil, as he advocates a practical, pragmatic way of looking at life.