Candide

Candide

Brought up in the household of a powerful Baron, Candide is an open-minded young man, whose tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief that 'all is for the best'. But when his love for the Baron's rosy-cheeked daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world. And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe, South Ame Brought up in the household of a powerful Baron, Candide is an open-minded young man, whose tutor, Pangloss, has inst...

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Title:Candide
Author:Voltaire
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Candide
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:129 pages pages

Candide Reviews

  • J.G. Keely
    Oct 22, 2007
    This book does not stick so well in my memory in either a negative or positive way, but I think this comes from the book being a mixture of two things which I could not feel more differently about: allegory and satire. The first I find to be as silly and pointless as Aesop or Passio...
  • Lee
    Dec 29, 2015
    Had no idea this was so cray. A buttock eaten off?! Wha?! All sorts of murders, pillaging, calamities, earthquakes, generally violent happenings. The best of all worlds, indeed. All of it moving forward at a quick clip, never worrying if a character who's been hanged or disemboweled re...
  • Chris
    Jun 29, 2009
    Zounds! This book is wildly entertaining and I giggled all the way through Candide's awful adventures. Who would have thought that murder, rape, slavery, sexual exploitation, natural disaster, pillaging, theft, and every other oppression imaginable could be so funny? Here's some pre...
  • Trevor
    Jan 16, 2013
    This is quite a remarkable book ? a satirical attack on the notion that we live in the best of all possible worlds and that therefore all that happens in such a world invariably happens for the best. Voltaire is supposed to have written the whole thing in barely three days ? a rath...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 08, 2008
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  • Chris
    Feb 18, 2008
    While fruitlessly searching for something decent to read, I invariably come across a ton of acclaim for total hacks being labeled as ?master satirists?. God that pisses me off, especially since none of those books are worth a damn, and while the authors wrongly think they have some...
  • Fabian
    Mar 11, 2010
    Slightly disappointed with the next-Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I took on this classic in one sitting. J**US! Where has this one been all my life? I adore "Candide" because it is rife with adventure, it is a speedy read, and at the very end you experience a vortex of feelings and NOV...
  • Robert
    Apr 30, 2010
    If you can imagine a smooth blend of the Book of Job, Dante's Inferno, Cervantes' Don Quixote and Butler's Erewhon, with the addition of a heavy dollop of extra absurdity, you are getting close to the nature of Candide. That absurdity is what makes the tale funny and without it, it wou...
  • Manny
    Nov 20, 2008
    - Bonjour, M. Candide! Bienvenue au site Goodreads! Qu'en pensez-vous? - It's OK, we can speak English. Pour encourager les autres, as one might say. - Eh... super! I mean, good! So, what do you make of twenty-first century Britain? - Vraiment sympathique! I am reading of your...
  • Manny
    Nov 26, 2017
    Not bought this book last time we visited Foyles; since it was lying around, I couldn't resist the temptation to read it again. You can read Candide any number of times. A particularly fine passage which I had forgotten, from the Eldorado sequence:Cacambo expliquait les bons mots du ro...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    Jul 18, 2009
    panglossian - adj. characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity. If an English word came from a book's character, that must be something. If the book was written and first published in the 18th century and many people still ...
  • Rowena
    Feb 21, 2011
    This is a truly hilarious satire which starts with poor Candide being kicked out of the castle where he was born and brought up, after he falls in love with the baron?s daughter, Cunegonde. Then his troubles begin, and he ends up travelling all around the world looking for his belove...
  • David Lentz
    Sep 15, 2011
    "Candide" is an accessible masterpiece which demonstrated to the world Volatire's genius as a satirist. The eponymous Candide is a young man tutored by an optimist who is convinced according to the cause and effect philosophy of Leibniz and perhaps is best summarized in Voltaire's leit...
  • Candi
    May 16, 2016
    "In the castle of Baron Thunder-ten-tronchkh in Westphalia, there once lived a youth endowed by nature with the gentlest of characters. His soul was revealed in his face. He combined rather sound judgment with great simplicity of mind; it was for this reason, I believe, that he was giv...
  • Rakhi Dalal
    Sep 14, 2013
    I loved Candide! It is such a brilliant satire on the ideas observed through the glass of rosy eyed philosophy. ?All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds?!!! Candide, a young fellow, believes that whatever happens is for the best, courtesy his tutor Dr. Pangloss. ...
  • Mike Puma
    Aug 07, 2012
    3.5 stars rounded up for its Classic-ness. Everyone knows this story, don?t they? A gentle-hearted and dimwitted pretty boy has his life turned upside-down, repeatedly, and in the most reprehensible ways?not just him, everyone he knows or admires or loves?all for the love of a w...
  • mai ahmd
    Mar 02, 2013
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  • James Lafayette  Tivendale
    Nov 27, 2016
    Voltaire's novel introduces the reader to Candide, a wide-eyed, calm and slightly bland young gentleman who resides at Castle Westphalia and who believes in the philosophy that "everything in the world is for the best." One of the first scenes is filled with two emotional opposites for...
  • Sawsan
    Apr 14, 2017
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  • Samadrita
    Mar 06, 2013
    What a blistering criticism of blind prejudice, ignorance, religious dogma, class distinctions and the stubborn opposition to newer ideas and thoughts! I fully understand now why Voltaire's writings helped fuel the French Revolution. ...
  • Nikoleta
    Jul 30, 2016
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  • Vit Babenco
    Dec 18, 2017
    All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds? And following this sententious wisdom Candide embarks on the quest of his life. Never was anything so gallant, so well accoutred, so brilliant, and so finely disposed as the two armies. The trumpets, fifes, hautboys, drums, an...
  • Maria Espadinha
    Jun 04, 2016
    Para Um Mundo Melhor Pontualmente, cada Acontecimento é a resultante dum conjunto de premissas que causaram a inevitabilidade do seu Acontecer. Tudo está bem como está pois nada poderia estar onde não está. Donde se conclui que Tudo está o Melhor Possível. Note-se que,...
  • Brian Yahn
    Jan 08, 2016
    In only about 100 pages, Voltaire says more than your average 7 book series... Which would be great if most of what he talked about wasn't dated into irrelevance. So unless you're a French scholar, appreciating his satire seems unrealistic. Combine that with the speed at which the plot...
  • Lizzy
    Oct 07, 2015
    I dedicate this review to my dear friend Roger, a writer of inspiring reviews. This is in great part in answer to your question: "Do you ever read anything light?" Roger made me think: what major literature work, as nothing less would do!, that I read would fit the definition of lig...
  • Aminova
    Oct 01, 2017
    un conte philosophique écrit par voltaire où il fait une critique de la société à l'époque où il vivait à travers candide qui voyage dans le monde entier . ici le grand philosophe français évoque des sujets tels que : la religion , la liberté , l'esclavage , le fanatisme , ...
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014
    ?If this is the best of possible worlds, what then are the others?? If the world was created to drive us mad, as one character in "Candide" suggests, it is quite well suited for its purpose and running like a fine-tuned machine. If, on the other hand, everything is for the best ...
  • Saleh MoonWalker
    Feb 02, 2018
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  • Siti
    Jan 06, 2018
    Romanzo filosofico pubblicato nel 1759, mescola l?elemento fantastico con la riflessione filosofica. Trenta capitoli per ironizzare sulle filosofie ottimistiche e in particolare sul pensiero di Leibniz, il sostenitore dell?armonia dell?universo e della tesi che quello in cui vivi...
  • Sud666
    Mar 15, 2017
    François-Marie Arouet better known by his nom de plum Voltaire. During the French Englightenment he was a renowned author of a multitude of books covering a wide array of topics from history to science. But Voltaire is best known as a scathing satirist. His strong views on the establi...