Candide by Voltaire

Candide

Voltaire

fiction classics philosophy challenging reflective fast-paced

129 pages

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Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds." On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century ...
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Moods

adventurous 68%
funny 63%
reflective 57%
dark 26%
challenging 22%
lighthearted 20%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 6%
informative 5%
sad 4%
tense 4%
emotional 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

fast 69%
medium 22%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 38% | Plot: 38% | Character: 21% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 32% | No: 28%

Loveable characters?

No: 38% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 29%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.5