Thoughts by Voltaire, Project Gutenberg 2006 via iBooks (orig 1759), <200 pages
For the TRANSLATED Category of the Back to the Classics, thus allowing me to claim 9 completions for the challenge!
Translated from French.
What is this book about? The adventures of a naive and mostly optimistic young privileged white boy who is brought up to believe he lives in the best of times. It is a satire. He is often beaten, robbed, swindled, abandoned, arrested, beaten up again. On the other hand, he is often rescued, meets many interesting people, finds true love and creates amazing friendships.
Yea, . . . I wasn’t in the mood and am pretty sure I did not “get” the divine meaning of this folly.
Basically, mankind sucks. Make the best of it, if you can.