Candide: Voltaire (Paperback)

Candide: Voltaire By Philip Littell (Introduction by), Francois Marie Arouet Cover Image
By Philip Littell (Introduction by), Francois Marie Arouet
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Candide is the illegitimate nephew of a German baron. He grows up in the baron's castle under the tutelage of the scholar Pangloss, who teaches him that this world is "the best of all possible worlds." Candide falls in love with the baron's young daughter, Cun gonde. The baron catches the two kissing and expels Candide from his home. On his own for the first time, Candide is soon conscripted into the army of the Bulgars. He wanders away from camp for a brief walk, and is brutally flogged as a deserter. After witnessing a horrific battle, he manages to escape and travels to Holland. In Holland, a kindly Anabaptist named Jacques takes Candide in. Candide runs into a deformed beggar and discovers that it is Pangloss. Pangloss explains that he has contracted syphilis and that Cun gonde and her family have all been brutally murdered by the Bulgar army. Nonetheless, he maintains his optimistic outlook. Jacques takes Pangloss in as well.

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ISBN: 9781496007063
ISBN-10: 1496007069
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Pages: 78
Language: English