• Candide ou l'optimisme

  • By: Voltaire
  • Narrated by: Frédéric Chevaux
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 18-11-14
  • Language: French
  • Publisher: Compagnie du Savoir
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (4 ratings)

Summary

Candide ou l'optimisme est un conte philosophique de Voltaire paru à Genève en janvier 1759. Il a été réédité vingt fois du vivant de l'auteur, ce qui en fait un des plus grands succès littéraires français de l'époque.

Candide est un jeune garçon vivant au château du baron de Thunderten-tronckh qui se trouve en Westphalie. Il a pour maître Pangloss, philosophe qui enseigne la "métaphysico-théologo-cosmolonigologie", et qui professait, à l'instar de Leibniz, que l'on vit dans le meilleur des mondes possibles. Candide est chassé de ce meilleur des mondes possibles à la suite d'un baiser interdit échangé avec Cunégonde, la fille du Baron. Candide découvre alors le monde, et va de déconvenue en déconvenue sur les chemins d'un long voyage initiatique.

Candide est une œuvre majeure de la littérature française, universelle et fascinante par sa modernité et les interrogations qu'elle pose sur le Bien et le Mal, notamment.
©Domaine public (P)2014 Compagnie du Savoir
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 21-07-18

Absolutely!

First encounter with Voltaire. Audible is the perfect platform to assimilate French Classics as the old French can be very tiresome to read. Absolutely enjoyed this book and had a lot of fun.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sereina Keller on 09-02-18

Interesting Story

A very philosophical story.
Narrator was ok but not very entertaining.
Read it for school.

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