by Voltaire

Candide Trivia

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François-Marie Arouet published Candide under the pseudonym "Voltaire," anticipating that it would be very controversial book. Turns out, he was very right. Within a month of its release, the book was banned. (Source)

Candide was adapted into an operetta. Playwright Lillian Hellman originally developed the idea, and it opened on Broadway in 1956. (Source)

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