Review: Candide

Auteur: VoIMG_20140803_172134ltaire
Titel: Candide
Genre: Literatuur
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1759
ISBN: 9780486266893
Aantal bladzijden: 94
Gelezen: 25 – 27 oktober

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.
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