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Candide

By Voltaire

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Book Id: WPLBN0000624501
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Title: Candide  
Author: Voltaire
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collection: Blackmask Online Collection
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Historic
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Excerpt: Chapter 1. HOW CANDIDE WAS BROUGHT UP IN A MAGNIFICIENT CASTLE AND HOW HE WAS DRIVEN THENCE In the country of Westphalia, in the castle of the most noble Baron of Thunder?ten?tronckh, lived a youth whom Nature had endowed with a most sweet disposition. His face was the true index of his mind. He had a solid judgment joined to the most unaffected simplicity; and hence, I presume, he had his name of Candide. The old servants of the house suspected him to have been the son of the Baron?s sister, by a very good sort of a gentleman of the neighborhood, whom that young lady refused to marry, because he could produce no more than threescore and eleven quarterings in his arms; the rest of the genealogical tree belonging to the family having been lost through the injuries of time. The Baron was one of the most powerful lords in Westphalia, for his castle had not only a gate, but even windows, and his great hall was hung with tapestry. He used to hunt with his mastiffs and spaniels instead of greyhounds; his groom served him for huntsman; and the parson of the parish officiated as his grand almoner. He was called ?My Lord? by all his people, and he never told a story but everyone laughed at it.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Candide, 1 -- Voltaire, 1

 

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