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Candide

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Written by Voltaire,  pseudonym for François-Marie Arouet, and first published in 1759, this one can definitely compete with anything written ever since! Voltaire uses entertaining satire and dark humor to question government, society, religion, education and optimism, by letting the main character Candide go on a long journey.  The ending is one of the most famous of all books, and if you haven’t read it I’m not gonna spoil it for you here.

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