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  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Though he’s the illegitimate nephew of a German baron, Candide grows up in a castle under the tutelage of the scholar Pangloss. Pangloss is so enraptured by the Enlightenment—an era of prosperity and intellectual growth—that he proclaims the world to be “the best of all possible worlds.” As an adult, Candide tries to cling to this optimistic philosophy despite experiencing a series of horrible misfortunes while striving to be reunited with the woman he loves. The French novel Candide satirizes the philosophies of the Enlightenment and humorously criticizes the nobility, religious viewpoints, and politics of the time. Voltaire—the pen name of French author François-Marie Arouet—first published his satire in 1759. This is an unabridged version of an English translation, published in 1918.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS FIC004000, FIC037000, FIC052000
Dewey 800
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Lexile 1010
ATOS Reading Level 7.3
Accelerated Reader® Points 5.0
Features Endnote and Table of contents

Author: Voltaire