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Candide is with Martin, a scholar who becomes his traveling companion, in Venice, in the house of Venetian Lord Pococurante.

Candide is with Martin, a scholar who becomes his traveling companion, in Venice, in the house of Venetian Lord Pococurante. Stock Photo
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3362 x 5220 px | 28.5 x 44.2 cm | 11.2 x 17.4 inches | 300dpi

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The French writer Voltaire (1694-1778) wrote his satire Candide, a good-hearted young man but one is completely naive. Candide travels the world and encounters many mishaps. His goal is to find security and also to win his love Cunegonde, but she, too, is not so intelligent and is willing to betray to further her own aims. Candide's mentor is Pangloss, who teaches him that this world is the best of all possible worlds and it is that belief that is the target of the novel's satire. This illustration shows Candide with Martin, a cynical scholar who becomes his traveling companion, in Venice, in the house of a noble venetian named Lord Pococurante, who has a wonderful collection of art and literature.