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New York Public Library Unveils Provocative Approach to Experiencing Voltaire’s Candide

NEW YORK, NY.- The New York Public Library is fashioning a new way to wrestle with Voltaire’s scandalous satirical novella at On the Road with Candide –NYPL’s latest digital exhibition – showcases pioneering digital content, using the on-site exhibition Candide at 250: Scandal and Success (on view at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd street, through April 25) as an embarkation point for a unique online journey. The site solicits the involvement of diverse communities of readers, including students, visual artists, and scholars. This unconventional presentation of Candide befits the book’s whimsical and rebellious reputation while aspiring to enthuse a whole new generation of readers.