Sunday, January 24, 2010
Brian Reviews Voltaire's "Candide" on Suite101!
In "Candide", Voltaire takes the reader along with the young, kind-hearted character of the novel's name, who after being unceremoniously kicked out of the Westphalian estate in which he lives, travels all around Europe and part of America in search of the lady Cunegonde, a beautiful young 17 year old who has captured his heart. While telling Candide's story in a witty, almost bantering style, Voltaire engages in a merciless assault upon the conventions of his world, but in a way that leaves the reader at once amused, shocked, and entertained.
Read more at Suite101: Voltaire's "Candide": The Philisophe Presents His View of the World of the 18th Century =