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  • Candide ou l'optimisme

  • Written by: Voltaire
  • Narrated by: Frédéric Chevaux
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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Candide ou l'optimisme

Written by: Voltaire
Narrated by: Frédéric Chevaux
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Candide ou l'optimisme est un conte philosophique de Voltaire paru à Genève en janvier 1759. Il a été réédité vingt fois du vivant de l'auteur, ce qui en fait un des plus grands succès littéraires français de l'époque.

Candide est un jeune garçon vivant au château du baron de Thunderten-tronckh qui se trouve en Westphalie. Il a pour maître Pangloss, philosophe qui enseigne la "métaphysico-théologo-cosmolonigologie", et qui professait, à l'instar de Leibniz, que l'on vit dans le meilleur des mondes possibles. Candide est chassé de ce meilleur des mondes possibles à la suite d'un baiser interdit échangé avec Cunégonde, la fille du Baron. Candide découvre alors le monde, et va de déconvenue en déconvenue sur les chemins d'un long voyage initiatique.

Candide est une œuvre majeure de la littérature française, universelle et fascinante par sa modernité et les interrogations qu'elle pose sur le Bien et le Mal, notamment.
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classique

je me plais par les livres audios, de faire découvrir la richesse philosophique classique à mes enfants âgés de 5, 7, 10 et 12 ans. C'est un médium fort intéressant pour la voiture.

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Le narrateur est incroyable

Si l'histoire n'est, à mon avis, pas si bonne, le narrateur la rend sublime.

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  • Sereina Keller
  • 2018-02-09

Interesting Story

A very philosophical story.
Narrator was ok but not very entertaining.
Read it for school.

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  • caruel olivier
  • 2018-02-25

Splendide

texte fort plésant , et niveau de langue soutenu et agréable , un régale !

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  • fabiolivio
  • 2019-02-06

géniale !

Ce livre est très intéressant, pleins d'émotions, d'intrigues et il fait réfléchir sur pleins de choses sur la vie !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-11-15

eternal struggling of Human

Voltaire must have 🐝 n stoned when he wrote the story, but artistic level high

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  • AAmum
  • 2024-01-07

eloaq

Merci ça aide pour les devoirs. Bien lu. Ce serait utile d'avoir le commentaire à la suite

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  • Sarah B
  • 2023-11-24

Un classique

A écouter et ré-écouter. Certaines satires que Voltaire faisait à son époque sont encore valables 🤣

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  • Donato
  • 2023-08-31

Un livre qui a mal vieilli

Si le mot "candide" est passé dans le langage courant comme synonyme de "naïf", je comprends pourq'uoi à l'écoute de ce livre.
Outre sa naïveté indécrottable, les aventures de Candide sont d'une extrême invraisemblance, qui ne passerait plus de nos jours.
L'interprétation par Frédéric Chevaux sauve le récit que j'aurais eu 100; occasions d'arrêter.
Au final, je suis heureux d'avoir "coché la case" de e classique, mais je sais que je ne le relirai pas.

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  • Flaurifane
  • 2023-07-13

Très belle lecture

Un roman classique que j’ai détesté au lycée que je redécouvre adulte. Très belle lecture.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2023-05-07

Une lecture des plus fines

La lecture de Candide par le comédien donne vie à l'ironie mordante de Voltaire... Un vrai délice, bravo ! Et merci !

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  • Raph F
  • 2023-03-26

Très bonne lecture

Une très bonne lecture de ce grand classique.
Toujours très actuel et d’une grande profondeur, ce texte de Voltaire !

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  • Valérie
  • 2023-02-22

Tellement actuel

Sachons cultiver notre jardin. Le travail nous éloigne de l’ennui, du vice et du besoin. Au boulot ;-)

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