Voltaire's Candide is a decidedly playful romp through certain parts of history, satirizing religion, philosophy, and government along the way. The title character is instructed in the concept of optimism, which through the course of the short novel, he finds unraveling about him. When first published, the novel was banned, but it has enjoyed a long life due to its scathing satire on society and the world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mawls - LibraryThing
i think i would have to read this one about five times to fully understand what's going on. Yet, i did really enjoy the sentiment of the ending. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - horomnizon - LibraryThing
I'm guessing most people read this because of some kind of educational purpose. I read this because of Kristin Chenoweth. She starred as Cunegonde in Bernstein's Candide operetta for PBS and is one of ... Read full review