Candide, by Voltaire

Table of Contents


  1. How Candide was brought up in a magnificent castle and how he was driven thence.
  2. What befell Candide among the Bulgarians.
  3. How Candide escaped from the Bulgarians, and what befell him afterwards.
  4. How Candide found his old master Pangloss again and what happened to him.
  5. A tempest, a shipwreck, an earthquake; and what else befell Dr. Pangloss, Candide, and James the Anabaptist.
  6. How the Portuguese made a superb auto-da-fé to prevent any future earthquakes, and how Candide underwent public flagellation.
  7. How the old woman took care of Candide, and how he found the object of his love.
  8. Cunegund’s story.
  9. What happened to Cunegund, Candide, the Grand Inquisitor, and the Jew.
  10. In what distress Candide, Cunegund, and the old woman arrive at Cadiz; and of their embarkation.
  11. The history of the old woman.
  12. The adventures of the old woman continued.
  13. How Candide was obliged to leave the fair Cunegund and the old woman.
  14. The reception Candide and Cacambo met with among the Jesuits in Paraguay.
  15. How Candide killed the brother of his dear Cunegund.
  16. What happened to our two travellers with two girls, two monkeys, and the savages, called Oreillons.
  17. Candide and his valet arrive in the country of El Dorado — what they saw there.
  18. What they saw in the country of El Dorado.
  19. What happened to them at Surinam, and how Candide became acquainted with Martin.
  20. What befell Candide and Martin on their passage.
  21. Candide and Martin, while thus reasoning with each other, draw near to the coast of France.
  22. What happened to Candide and Martin in France.
  23. Candide and Martin touch upon the English coast — what they see there.
  24. Of Pacquette and Friar Giroflée.
  25. Candide and Martin pay a visit to Seignor Pococuranté, a noble Venetian.
  26. Candide and Martin sup with six sharpers — who they were.
  27. Candide’s voyage to Constantinople.
  28. What befell Candide, Cunegund, Pangloss, Martin, etc.
  29. In what manner Candide found Miss Cunegund and the old woman again.
  30. Conclusion.


  1. How Candide quitted his companions, and what happened to him.
  2. What befell Candide in this house — how he got out of it.
  3. Candide’s reception at court and what followed.
  4. Fresh favors conferred on Candide; his great advancement.
  5. How Candide became a very great man, and yet was not contented.
  6. The pleasures of Candide.
  7. The history of Zirza.
  8. Candide’s disgusts — an unexpected meeting.
  9. Candide’s disgraces, travels, and adventures.
  10. Candide and Pangloss arrive at the Propontis — what they saw there — what became of them.
  11. Candide continues his travels.
  12. Candide still continues his travels — new adventures.
  13. The history of Zenoida — how Candide fell in love with her.
  14. Continuation of the loves of Candide.
  15. The arrival of Wolhall — a journey to Copenhagen.
  16. How Candide found his wife again and lost his mistress.
  17. How Candide had a mind to kill himself, and did not do it — what happened to him at an inn.
  18. Candide and Cacambo go into a hospital — whom they meet there.
  19. New discoveries.
  20. Consequence of Candide’s misfortune — how he found his mistress again — the fortune that happened to him.

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