Candide

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Candide

the hero and his relatives and friends stoically undergo an endless series of misfortunes. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]

Candide

beset by inconceivable misfortunes, hero indifferently shrugs them off. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]

Candide

a wanderer in search of best of all possible worlds. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
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The most well-known, especially outside the circle of scholars of eighteenth-century French literature, is certainly the description of Eldorado in Voltaire's Candide, ou l'optimisme (1759), but other such episodes can be found in Marivaux's Les Aventures de ***, ou les effets surprenants de la sympathie (1713), in Lesage's Les Aventures de M.