This classic French satirical novel stands the test of time, remaining relevant even today. Voltaire skewered religion, politics, and intellectual hostility. Take a young man named Candide, and remove him from his Eden-like paradise then show him the hardships of the world and watch his disillusionment progress. While that may not sound funny, the book is laced with humor.
About the Author
Voltaire was the pen name of Francois-Marie Arouet (1694-1778). He was a French enlightenment writer, philosopher, and historian who loved to attack religion and the institutions of his day with wit and humor."