Candide

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Publisher Description

Candide, published simultaneously in five European capitals in 1759, became an instant bestseller and is now regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. Voltaire’s preoccupations with evil and with various kinds of human folly and intolerance found a perfect vehicle in the philosophical tale. A master storyteller, he combined often wildly entertaining action with profoundly serious sense, parodying the traditional chivalric and oriental tales with which his public was more familiar to create a witty allegory of a young man whose optimism gives way to disillusionment after a series of terrible misfortunes.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
JD
Jack Davenport
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
03:26
hr min
RELEASED
2010
1 November
PUBLISHER
Blackstone Audio
SIZE
201.9
MB

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