Candide (Tantor Unabridged Classics) (MP3 CD)

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By Voltaire, Tom Whitworth (Narrated by)
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Caustic and hilarious, Candide has ranked as one of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. It concerns the adventures of the youthful Candide, disciple of Dr. Pangloss. In the course of his travels in Europe and South America, Candide sees and suffers such misfortune that it is difficult for him to believe that this is "the best of all possible worlds," as Dr. Pangloss has assured him. Indeed, it seems to be quite the opposite. In brilliantly skewering such naivete, Voltaire mercilessly exposes and satirizes romance, science, philosophy, religion, and government-the ideas and forces that permeate and control the lives of men. After many trials and travails, Candide is reunited with Cunegonde, his sweetheart. He then buys a little farm in Turkey where he and Cunegonde, Dr. Pangloss, and others retire. In the end, Candide decides that the best thing in the world is to cultivate one's own garden.

About the Author

Francois Marie Arouet (1694-1778)--pen name Voltaire--was one of France's greatest writers and philosophers. His best-known works include "Zadig," "Candide," and the "Dictionnaire Philosophique."

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781400161089
ISBN-10: 1400161088
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: February 2009
Language: English
Series: Tantor Unabridged Classics