Micromegas and other stories by Voltaire

Author: Voltaire
Binding: Paperback - New
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Micromegas is a six-hundred-and-fifty-year-old, thirty-nine-kilometre-high giant from the planet Sirius who can speak a thousand languages and has been expelled from his homeland for writing a heretical tract. On Saturn he befriends the local secretary of the Academy of Sciences - a comparative dwarf, being only two kilometres high - and the two decide to travel to earth together, where they will make startling discoveries about human nature.

At once a story-length Bildungsroman and a philosophical tale, `Micromegas' is a classic Enlightenment text, and is accompanied in this volume by thirteen other pieces - including `Plato's Dream' and `Memnon' - all in a new translation by acclaimed French specialist Douglas Parmee.

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 15.24mm | 158g
  • Alma Books Ltd
  • Alma Classics
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847493793
  • 9781847493798
  • 1,291,490
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