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Candide goes Web 2.0 and Makes World News (Again)


International news coverage--from venerable outlets such as The Independent, La Stampa, ArtDaily to numerous French blogs and websites--confirms that NYPL is on to something with its latest digital exhibit, On the Road with Candide. The Library’s new approach to Voltaire’s scandalous satirical novella tells Candide’s story using 74 illustrations by 20th-century American artist Rockwell Kent and invites visitors to participate. Chart Candide’s journey on Google Earth, add comments, drawings, photos and videos, and, in a yet-to-be-released feature, annotate Voltaire’s text in an interactive web edition.

Check out the exhibit and hit the road with Candide

Don’t know Candide? View the two-minute Candide primer

Watch NYPL President Dr. Paul LeClerc share his personal reflections on Candide