Candide, is a French satire written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment.

By Voltaire Read by Don Hagen Classics / Fiction / Literary English, Unabridged 3h 43m Sell Sheet
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							One of the finest satires ever written, this lively tale follows the absurdly  melodramatic adventures of the youthful Candide, who is forced into the army,  flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunégonde,  and tortured by the Inquisition. As Candide witnesses calamity, upon calamity,  he becomes disillusioned and discovers that all is not always for the best.  Candide is characterized by its sarcastic tone, dark humor and erratic,  fantastical, fast-moving plot. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians,  governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers and romance. Candide has  enjoyed both great success and great scandal. It was widely banned because it  contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility  hidden under a thin veil of naïveté.