In the tradition of his very popular Candide, Zadig is what might be called a philosophical tale. Zadig, a handsome young man with a fine education, is puzzled by the uncertainties of his destiny. He attains great success in government but is unsuccessful in love. Despite his wisdom and shrewdness, he meets with a number of misfortunes. The central question of the story is, Why do bad things happen to good people? Download and start listening now!