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Voltaire: Candide

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature

François-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1778), known by his pseudonime Voltaire was a FrenchEnlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. "Candide, or Optimism" is the most widely published and readable work of Voltaire. The story reflects the pessimistic atmosphere of the Seven years war and some of the frustration of the author in the effectiveness of philosophy. The genre of it is a philosophical tale with a touch of absurdity and cynicism, disguised under the picaresque novel. The main characters of the story, Candide, his girlfriend and Kunigunda mentor Pangloss romp throughout the inhabited world, being present at the battles of the Seven years ' war, the capture of the Russian Azov, the Lisbon earthquake, and even visit a fairyland Eldorado

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