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Micromegas
by Voltaire and Douglas Parmée




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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 Parm e.

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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 Parm e.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781847493798
  • ISBN-10: 1847493793
  • Publisher: Alma Books
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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