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Candide Candide Is The Story Of A Gentle Man Who, Though Pummeled And Slapped In Every Direction By Fate, Clings Desperately To The Belief That He Lives In The Best Of All Possible Worlds On The Surface A Witty, Bantering Tale, This Eighteenth Century Classic Is Actually A Savage, Satiric Thrust At The Philosophical Optimism That Proclaims That All Disaster And Human Suffering Is Part Of A Benevolent Cosmic Plan Fast, Funny, Often Outrageous, The French Philosopher S Immortal Narrative Takes Candide Around The World To Discover That Contrary To The Teachings Of His Distinguished Tutor Dr Pangloss All Is Not Always For The Best Alive With Wit, Brilliance, And Graceful Storytelling, Candide Has Become Voltaire S Most Celebrated Work


10 thoughts on “Candide

  1. says:

    Bonjour, M Candide Bienvenue au site Goodreads Qu en pensez vousIt s OK, we can speak English Pour encourager les autres, as one might say Eh superI mean, good So, what do you make of twenty first century Britain Vraiment sympathiqueI am reading of your little scandale with the expenses of the Houses of Parliament It is a great moment for la d mocratie Now ther


  2. says:

    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 Candide who first gets to kiss his love, Cunegonde behind a screen, only to then be kicked


  3. says:

    Slightly disappointed with the next Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I took on this classic IN ONE SITTING J S 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 NOVEL concepts It transcends literature itself.Compare this to Dante To Shakespeare I could not help but smile at


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    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 leitmotif that human beings live in the best of all possible worlds Alexander Pope rather laughably made the same o


  5. says:

    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 light Of course, Candide came up front to my mind And what makes Candide so brilliant and hilarious Not one think, but various fa


  6. says:

    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 in this best of possible worlds, as the optimist philosopher Pangloss claims in admiration for Leibniz idea of a benevolent, planning, organi


  7. says:

    I m afraid this classic and long winded anarchist rant is still as much Over the Top as it always was for me.YesStill a bit much indeed.Sure, I see what Voltaire is railing at Effete philosophically liberal posturing without a heart.But aren t theorists of all stripes NOWor less heartless Ah, for the old Kantian daysNo wonder we re at our current impasse everywhere Sure, I know where Voltaire is coming from He s coming o


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    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 read it up to now, that must be really something.I thought Voltaire s Candide was a difficult boring slow long read Wrong Exactly the opposite It s an e


  9. says:

    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 pretty good insight from the old woman with one buttockI have been a hundred times upon the point of killing myself, but still I was fond of life This ridiculous weakn


  10. says:

    Consider me dramatically and unequivocally unimpressed I did not laugh once I do not engage with stories that are simple allegory to represent a philosophy I want a little bit of substance I want some storytelling involved.Call it a product of its time if you like, but laziness is the word that comes to mind I won t waste any words here.


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