Micromegas, Paperback / softback Book


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781847493798

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