Micromegas

Author(s): Voltaire

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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.

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Voltaire (1694 - 1778) was a French man of letters and leading figure of the Enlightenment, known for his outspokenness and polemical writings. The philosophical novellas Candide and Zadig are among his most celebrated works.

General Fields

  • : 9781847493798
  • : Alma Classics
  • : Alma Classics
  • : 0.15
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Voltaire
  • : Paperback
  • : 160