Candide by Voltaire

Candide by Voltaire

I'm on a quest to read all the classics, starting with Candide. I suggest you research this one a little bit before you start it - just so you will understand the satirical undertones and everything Voltaire is trying to get across, otherwise it will seem pointless to you. The plot is extremely fast paced, but super funny and I'm finding myself laughing out loud at a few parts. It's a short book at about 110 pages so you'll finish it quickly. It's excellent so far and I'm about half way through.

  • On my way to read ALL the classics - this one sounds pretty good. Edith Wharton based the majority of her books on the fashionable New York society she was raised in (sounds good to me). The House of Mirth is about a wealthy woman... On my way to read ALL the classics - this one sounds pretty good. Edith Wharton based the majority of her books on the fashionable New York society she was raised in (sounds good to me). The House of Mirth is about a wealthy woman who is addicted to the pleasures of the moneyed world but she soon figures out that she is completely out of her element and "unfit for survival." Sounds sexy!

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