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Description - Micromegas by Voltaire

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847493798
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 128mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Alma Classics
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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