Candide (version 3)

VOLTAIRE (1694 - 1778), translated by Philip LITTELL ( - )

Ever since 1759, when Voltaire wrote "Candide" in ridicule of the notion that this is the best of all possible worlds, this world has been a gayer place for readers. Voltaire wrote it in three days, and five or six generations have found that its laughter does not grow old. - Summary by Philip Littell

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction John Van Stan
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Play 01 How Candide was brought up in a Magnificent Castle, and how he was expelled thence John Van Stan
00:06:48
Play 02 What became of Candide among the Bulgarians John Van Stan
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Play 03 How Candide made his escape from the Bulgarians, and what afterwards became of him John Van Stan
00:05:49
Play 04 How Candide found his old Master Pangloss, and what happened to them John Van Stan
00:09:11
Play 05 Tempest, Shipwreck, Earthquake, and what became of Doctor Pangloss, Candide, and James the Anabaptist John Van Stan
00:07:07
Play 06 How the Portuguese made a Beautiful Auto-da-fé, to prevent any further Earthquakes: and how Candide was publicly whipped John Van Stan
00:03:28
Play 07 How the Old Woman took care of Candide, and how he found the Object he loved John Van Stan
00:05:44
Play 08 The History of Cunegonde John Van Stan
00:08:00
Play 09 What became of Cunegonde, Candide, the Grand Inquisitor, and the Jew John Van Stan
00:04:33
Play 10 In what distress Candide, Cunegonde, and the Old Woman arrived at Cadiz; and of their Embarkation John Van Stan
00:05:38
Play 11 History of the Old Woman John Van Stan
00:11:12
Play 12 The Adventures of the Old Woman continued John Van Stan
00:11:45
Play 13 How Candide was forced away from his fair Cunegonde and the Old Woman John Van Stan
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Play 14 How Candide and Cacambo were received by the Jesuits of Paraguay John Van Stan
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Play 15 How Candide killed the brother of his dear Cunegonde John Van Stan
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Play 16 Adventures of the Two Travellers, with Two Girls, Two Monkeys, and the Savages called Oreillons John Van Stan
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Play 17 Arrival of Candide and his Valet at El Dorado, and what they saw there John Van Stan
00:09:05
Play 18 What they saw in the Country of El Dorado John Van Stan
00:14:30
Play 19 What happened to them at Surinam and how Candide got acquainted with Martin John Van Stan
00:13:12
Play 20 What happened at Sea to Candide and Martin John Van Stan
00:06:45
Play 21 Candide and Martin, reasoning, draw near the Coast of France John Van Stan
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Play 22 What happened in France to Candide and Martin John Van Stan
00:25:56
Play 23 Candide and Martin touched upon the Coast of England, and what they saw there John Van Stan
00:03:50
Play 24 Of Paquette and Friar Giroflée John Van Stan
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Play 25 The Visit to Lord Pococurante, a Noble Venetian John Van Stan
00:15:55
Play 26 Of a Supper which Candide and Martin took with Six Strangers, and who they were John Van Stan
00:08:25
Play 27 Candide's Voyage to Constantinople John Van Stan
00:10:02
Play 28 What happened to Candide, Cunegonde, Pangloss, Martin, etc. John Van Stan
00:07:08
Play 29 How Candide found Cunegonde and the Old Woman again John Van Stan
00:03:07
Play 30 The Conclusion John Van Stan
00:13:37