Candide

candideCandide
by Voltaire
1759/ 100 or so pages
rating 10 / classic-satire

The entire basis for this book is that a young man named Candide is taught by his Professor Pangloss that “this life is the best of all possible worlds. ”  He tries to remember that as he goes through life after getting kicked out of his patron’s castle for making amoré with (?) Miss Cunegonde, the daughter of his patron.  After this he and a couple of regular companions travel through a bunch of countries and scenarios (a picaresque) experiencing enormous hardship searching for Miss Cunegonde.   Pangloss is thought to have been executed but Candide travels on.  The situations are bizarre and hilarious.  >>>>MORE>>>>

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