• Candide by Voltaire

    Candide is one of the most satirical novellas ever written.  Examining the predominant concept of the day, optimism and the this was the best of all possible worlds, Voltaire excoriates the Catholic Church, governments, corruption, and human failings of character.  

    Read the book, Candide by Voltaire.  If you do not want to read the book, you can click on title to the left to read it online. 

    Click HERE to complete a series of questions related to the book. 

    In class, we will discuss the book and what it means about the Enlightenment and the Intellectual Revolution.