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Extended Audio Sample Candide (AudioGO Edition) (Unabridged), by Voltaire
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Candide, published simultaneously in five European capitals in 1759, became an instant best seller and is now regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. Voltaire's preoccupations with evil and with various kinds of human folly and intolerance found a perfect vehicle in the philosophical tale. A master storyteller, he combined often wildly entertaining action with profoundly serious sense, parodying the traditional chivalric and oriental tales with which his public was more familiar to create a witty allegory of a young man whose optimism gives way to disillusionment after a series of terrible misfortunes.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hannah | 5/13/2011

    " An old story that retains a fresh voice for modern readers and a curious contemplation on why people suffer. I'd like to read David Rachoff's new book, Half-Empty, for his thoughts on the role of optimism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeff | 5/12/2011

    " Excellent read. Entertaining story with just the right amount of sarcasm that makes it still funny today. Very well thought out and enacted by Voltaire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Diana | 5/11/2011

    " Wonderfu, funny, wicked
    "Il faut culticer son jardin" is my philosophy of life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Qursheedali | 5/9/2011

    " This novel is one of greatest novel all time. The storyline is beautiful. The events that take place is more thrillering after one another. nothing more to say but yes! "

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