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Candide

Voltaire

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Whitworth

Length:

3h 40m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:08