Written by Voltaire
Narrated by Jack Davenport
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Written by Voltaire | Narrated by Jack Davenport
Written by one of the leaders of the Enlightenment, this sharp satirical listen is a classic — and a hilarious one at that! Traveling across the globe, poor Candide struggles to hold onto his optimism after facing one misfortune after another. Read by an Earphones Award–winning narrator and English actor best known for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.


Candide, published simultaneously in five European capitals in 1759, became an instant bestseller and is now regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. Voltaire’s preoccupations with evil and with various kinds of human folly and intolerance found a perfect vehicle in the philosophical tale. A master storyteller, he combined often wildly entertaining action with profoundly serious sense, parodying the traditional chivalric and oriental tales with which his public was more familiar to create a witty allegory of a young man whose optimism gives way to disillusionment after a series of terrible misfortunes.


Release Date: November 1, 2010
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Run time: 3 hours and 27 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook

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