2018-10 Book Club

What: "Candide" by Voltaire

When: 17 Oct, 19:30 – RSVP on Meetup (optional ;))

Where: Restaurant Werdguet

Brought up in the household of a powerful Baron, Candide is an open-minded young man, whose tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief that ’all is for the best’. But when his love for the Baron’s rosy-cheeked daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world.

And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe, South America and Asia, as an outrageous series of disasters befall them - earthquakes, syphilis, a brush with the Inquisition, murder - sorely testing the young hero’s optimism.

Pitch text by: Goodreads.com

First suggested: May 2018

Supporter(s): Haaike, Uli, Zhou, Nora

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