Candide tells the story of a young man, Candide, who is raised in a sheltered environment and believes that everything is for the best. When he is forced to confront the harsh realities of life, he learns that this isn’t always true. Despite all of the trials and tribulations he experiences, Candide never loses his faith in humanity. This witty and thought-provoking book will keep you entertained from beginning to end.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who want to read a witty and thought-provoking story. Candide tells the story of a young man, Candide, who goes through some harsh realities but never loses his faith in humanity. If you’re looking for a light and entertaining read, this novel is definitely up your alley.
- Witty and thought-provoking
- Entertaining from beginning to end
- Brings up important questions about life
- It can be dry at times
- It’s fairly long
- Some of the humor is difficult to understand without knowing a lot about 18th century France
Learn more about the author
Voltaire was a French writer and philosopher who lived during the 18th century. He is best known for his satirical novel Candide, which takes a critical look at the shortcomings of society. Voltaire was also an advocate for freedom of speech and Enlightenment values, and he spent much of his life fighting against censorship and religious intolerance.
“Candide is an excellent book that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good read. The story is funny and thought-provoking, and Voltaire’s writing style is engaging and easy to follow. I couldn’t put it down!”
“Candide is a brilliantly written and funny book that makes you think about the world we live in. Despite all of the pain and suffering he experiences, Candide never loses his faith in humanity, which is an admirable quality. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to appreciate literature.”
“A brilliantly written satire on the human condition”
“A delightful, insightful read. I couldn’t put it down!”