How Long to Read Candide

By Francois Voltaire

How Long Does it Take to Read Candide?

It takes the average reader 3 hours and 34 minutes to read Candide by Francois Voltaire

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire’s masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that “all is for the best” even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by—as Candide would say—“the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means...

How long is Candide?

Candide by Francois Voltaire is 208 pages long, and a total of 53,664 words.

This makes it 70% the length of the average book. It also has 66% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read Candide Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 4 hours and 53 minutes to read Candide aloud.

What Reading Level is Candide?

Candide is suitable for students ages 12 and up.

Note that there may be other factors that effect this rating besides length that are not factored in on this page. This may include things like complex language or sensitive topics not suitable for students of certain ages.

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