Candide his greatest work candide 1759 is a picaresque

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Unformatted text preview: choosing the best world among all the possibili+es (whatever they may be). So everything is not predetermined because God makes this choice. Voltaire Born François-Marie Arouet (1694 –1778), Voltaire is the pen name of the French Enlightenment historian and philosopher. He wrote in nearly all literary forms, including poetry, plays, essays, pamphlets, and novels. He was a social critic and reformer who wrote polemicals and satires about civil liberties, religion, government, censorship, and various social reforms. •  As a historian: •  "One demands of modern historians more details, beCer ascertained facts, precise dates, more aCen+on to customs, laws, mores, commerce, finance, agriculture, popula+on." • ...
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