Candide, with eBook by Voltaire audiobook

Candide, with eBook

By Voltaire
Read by Tom Whitworth

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200124213

  • ISBN: 9798200124206

  • ISBN: 9798200124220

Runtime: 3.68 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 naiveté, 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.

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Author Bio: Voltaire

Author Bio: Voltaire

Voltaire (1694–1778), born François-Marie Arouet, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport, and defense of civil liberties. He produced works in almost every literary form, including poetry, novels, essays, plays, historical and scientific works, and over two thousand books and pamphlets.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 3.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English