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Overview

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Author

Voltaire

Year Published

1759

Type

Novella

Genre

Satire

Perspective and Narrator

The events of Candide are described by a third-person omniscient narrator.

Tense

Candide is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Candide is the name of the story's main character. The Optimist, an alternative title, refers to a philosophical ideology that purports nothing happens without a reason and all that happens is for the best. Voltaire refutes this idea throughout the course of the book.

Summary

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