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Candide, is a French satire written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). The novella begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply optimism) by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not outright rejecting optimism, advocating an enigmatic precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds".
Candide is characterized by its sarcastic tone and its erratic, fantastical, and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel with a story similar to that of a more serious bildungsroman, it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism.
*Interface & Design*
Page Turning,Settings,Menus & Table Of Contents Uniquely Designed
Rich Graphical User Interface
Designed with focus on reading, menus and settings are out of the way but easily accessible
*Sun Table Of Content System*
*3D Page Turning*
Font Face - Option to choose different font types
Font Size - Adjust font size to make smaller or larger
Text Color - Change the color of the reading text on the screen
Text Alignment - Choose to have text aligned: Left, Right, Center, Justified
Line Spacing - Spacing between each line
Margin Width - Distance between the text and sides of the reader
Link Color - Set color for links
Selection Color - Color for highlighted text
Night Reading - Choose for easier reading at night
Page Turn Sound - Page Turning sound on or off
Lock Rotation - Option to lock reader to portrait mode only
Hide Phone Status - Ability to show or hide the status of the phone/network"