Candide By Voltaire Illustrated Edition Author : Voltaire Publisher : Total Pages : 146 Release : 2020-12-13 ISBN 10 : 9798580794280 ISBN 13 : Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Candide By Voltaire Illustrated Edition Book Description: A new, beautifully laid-out, easy-to-read edition of Voltaire's Candide. Candide is Voltaire's 1759 satirical masterpiece, wreaking havoc on the excesses of 18th century French Enlightenment culture. The story begins with our protagonist Candide, a young man living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. This idyllic life is abruptly interrupted, however, by a series of painfully disillusioning events that set him off on a wide-ranging journey. This edition is based on the unattributed 1918 translation published in the U.S. by Boni & Liveright in 1918.François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit and his advocacy for freedom of speech and religion.