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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (77,362 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Voltaire Narrator: Laura Garcia Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tomandole el pelo a la humanidad. La vision del mundo que tuvo Voltaire debio haber sido muy risuena, ya que su obra es un conjunto de ironias y de humor que va de lo escabroso a lo filosofico. Lo notable es que todo esto estuvo al servicio de ideas, en las cuales el tono satirico sirivieron para encauzar y ensenar al mundo hacia algo mejor. La historia de Candido, de su amada pero no muy pura Cunegunda y del optimista profesor Pangloss, quien opinaba que vivimos en el mejor de los mundos, a pesar de que todas las experiencias le dicen exactamente lo contrario. Candido de Voltaire es pues, ademas de una obra con hondo contenido una de las piezas maestras del humor negro, y eso se refleja en la lectura que de esta creacion hace Laura Garcia, la conocidsa artista de teatro y de television.

A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and intelligence, Voltaire remains one of the most influential figures of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Candide, his masterpiece, is a brilliant satire of the theory that our world is the best of all possible worlds.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen Huber | 2/16/2014

    " Slapstick from the eighteenth century from one of its funniest writers. This is the book that drove a chemistry major to take upper-level French classes, then helped convince her to abandon chemistry and become a French historian. I still use it in my introductory world history courses with good results. Voltaire was the John Stewart of his age, and his work gets funnier and funnier with rereading and further study of his historical context. An easy enough read for high school students, it is still complex enough to keep scholars busy for the foreseeable future. Read it for the laughs or read it to get a good grasp on the fundamental shifts in thought happening in Enlightenment Paris, but definitely read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pau1ie | 2/10/2014

    " Quite witty and short enough to read over a weekend if you have the spare time. Letters on England is no doubt my next 'Voltaire' stop. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chin Jian xiong | 2/8/2014

    " May reread again after reading about the certain philosophical theories Voltaire was trying to debunk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jody Mena | 1/29/2014

    " Hilarious and thought provoking! A lot of so-called classics are so terribly dry and dated, but 'Candide' is one that actually deserves to be called a classic and enjoyed on its own merits rather than endured on history's behalf. The story is witty, engaging, and full of double meaning that turn all sorts of preconceptions upside down and inside out. What's more, though it is set in the past, and references history, the ideas are still extremely relevant to present day; I think there is a lot of sense in the conclusion. 'Candide' was really rewarding, intellectually and just for a laugh. Read it! "

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