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François-Marie Arouet (1694–1778), better known by his pen-name "Voltaire", French philosopher and novelist, author of "Candide, ou l'Optimisme" (1759). Use this tag with the tag [french-literature].

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Is Candide more noble than Cunégonde?

The Candide novel starts with: The old servants of the house suspected [Candide] to have been the son of the Baron's sister, by a very good sort of a gentleman of the neighborhood, whom that young ...
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In "Candide", are Prussian officers recruiting for the Bulgarian army?

I am reading Candide as part of my A Level. In the story Candide is chased from his home and finds "Two men dressed in blue". We later learn that they are trying to recruit him in the Bulgarian army. ...