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Voltaire’s brilliant 1759 satire Candide is the story of a hopeful young man who must cope with seeing his world fall completely apart. Candide, educated by a spirited tutor named Pangloss, lives in his uncle’s castle without a care in the world. Life is blissful for Candide until one day when he cannot resist the temptation to kiss his flirtatious and lovely cousin. His angry uncle throws him out of the family home, turning Candide’s life upside-down, and forcing him to make his own way through the world. Through trial after trial, Candide’s once unshakeable optimism, as learned from the dogmatic Pangloss, is put to the test. The former pupil tries bravely to see all that befalls him as happening “for the best,” as his teacher once insisted. As his circumstances grow ever more extreme, however, his better judgment begins to open his mind to other ways of seeing life’s ups and downs. An important and highly controversial work since its publication, Candide offers insightful philosophical discussion packaged in a thrilling and comic tale of adventure.
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OEUVRES DE VOLTAIRE.
Comment Candide fut élevé dans un beau château, et comment il fut chassé d'icelui.
Il y avait en Vestphalie, dans le château de M. le baron de Thunder-ten-tronckh, un jeune garçon à qui la nature avait donné les moeurs les plus douces. Sa physionomie ...
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