Cover of: Candide | Voltaire

About the Book

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.

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.

First Sentence

THERE lived in Westphalia, at the country seat of Baron Thunder-ten-tronckh, a young lad blessed by nature with the most agreeable manners.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
223
Dimensions
6.9 x 4.3 x 0.4 inches
Weight
3.2 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8833384M
Internet Archive
candideouloptimi0000volt
ISBN 10
2010178750
ISBN 13
9782010178757
Library Thing
2184
Goodreads
1620461
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