Candide, Zadig, and Selected Stories
With Candide -a classic parody of the romantic, coming-of-age story-and the fifteen other stories in this indispensible collection, Voltaire derided the bureaucracies of his day with ruthless wit. His dissections of science, spiritual faith, legal systems, vanity, and love make him the undisputed master of social commentary.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - john257hopper - LibraryThing
Overall, a marvellous collection of stories from one of history's great satirists. Way of the World Amusing detached view of the evils and benefits of a sophisticated society. Set in ancient India and ... Read full review
Review: Candide, Zadig and Selected StoriesUser Review - R - Goodreads
Voltaire at his best. Funny, sometimes saddening short stories. Satire of religion, politics and social events of the late 18th century. Read full review