Everyone has their own idea of the perfect book, a list of approved characteristcs they think will cohere into something magical.
Yes "Candide" is a great work and perhaps the best satircal work of the 18th century, but it alone does not do justice to Voltaire's genius.
This book goes through events really quickly and it’s sort of hard to keep up but if you pay close attention, it’s easy to follow.
This book goes through events really quickly and it’s sort of hard to keep up but if you pay close attention, it’s easy to follow. Read morePublished 12 months ago by TheSkepticalReader
Funny and interesting view of France mid 18th century.
If you buy one whopper of a tale there is another a paragraph away.
Voltaire's Candide is a scathing satire on one of the more popular metaphysical theories of his day: that is, we live in the best of all possible worlds. Read morePublished on May 21, 2005 by A reader
A great selection of stories where Voltaire shows off his literary style and espouses his philosophy on different topics. Read morePublished on November 22, 2003 by richard lionhearted
In a list of my six favorite books for "The Week" magazine, I wrote: "Whenever all seems lost, I pick up this 1759 tale of eternally optimistic yet misfortune-prone... Read morePublished on March 21, 2003 by Jeffrey L. Seglin
The book made me laugh out loud on many occasions. I recommend it to anyone.Published on August 24, 1999