Candide by Voltaire
Candide by Voltaire. The spirit of satire flourished during the Enlightenment as in no other period and the crowning achievement of that caustic, brilliantly learned age was Voltaire’s Candide, published in 1759, at the height of its author’s enormous European fame. Following the worldwide encounters – with shipwrecks, earthquakes, pestilence and human insanity – of its hero and his incomparably absurd tutor, Dr Pangloss, Candide is the most entertaining of all philosophical novels and the most philosophical of entertainments.
Weight: 1.6 lb