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Candide Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 22 Summary

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Chapter 22 Summary

In Bordeaux, Candide sells a few of the diamonds from Eldorado and gives the sheep to the Academy of Sciences to study, as their red color is quite unheard of. While there, he has a sudden urge to see Paris. It was not that far out of his way. Immediately after getting to Paris, however, he falls ill, but since he's rich, he gets a lot of medical attention and company, and regains his health.

The company stays with Candide and shows him Paris. They take him to a show and a dinner hosted by a French lady. At the dinner Candide looses fifty thousand francs in cards, as he never wins a single had. This does not surprise Martin. Later that night, he begins talking to the hostess, innocently speaking of his love for Cunégonde. The hostess tells him she is charmed by his love...

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