A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Voltaire’s Candide, considered one of Voltaire's most signature works. As an influential philosophical novel of the Age of Enlightenment, Candide is a pivotal and powerful example of french satirical wit of social and political justice. Moreover, Voltaire's work reflects sharp criticism against nobility, philosophy, the church, and cruelty. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Voltaire’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.