Candide and Other Stories


Candide is the most famous of Voltaire’s philosophical tales, in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest of good sense. First published in 1759, it was an instant bestseller and has come to be regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. 

“I read only to please myself, and enjoy only what suits my taste.”

Voltaire, Candide and Other Tales