Candide

Candide

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Candide, ou l'Optimisme (1759) is a French satire by the Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire, English translations of which have been titled Candide: Or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: Or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: Or, Optimism (1947). The novella begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply optimism) by his tutor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1759

Translator: Tobias Smollett

Word count: 36,260 words (≈ about 2 hours)

Source: http://en.wikisource.org

Copyright: Public Domain


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