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Candide

(1759)
Author: Voltaire
Editor: John Crowley
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages: 144
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Bindings:Paper Back
Classifications:Comedy
History
Drama
Synopsis:
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. <br> <br>And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe, South America and Asia, as an outrageous series of disasters befall them - earthquakes, syphilis, a brush with the Inquisition, murder - sorely testing the young hero's optimism.