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Author: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de
Publisher: [Harmondsworth, Eng., Baltimore] Penguin Books [1973]
Series: Penguin classics.
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This novel tells the story of two Persian noblemen who have left their country - the modern Iran - to journey to Europe in search of wisdom. As they travel, they write home to wives and eunuchs in the harem and to friends in France and elsewhere. Their colourful observations on the culture differences between West and East conjure up Eastern sensuality, repression and cruelty in contrast to the freer, more civilized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epistolary fiction
Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de
ISBN: 0140442812 9780140442816
OCLC Number: 2722523
Notes: Translation of Lettres persanes.
Description: 341 p. 18 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Lettres persanes.
Responsibility: Translated with an introd. and notes, by C. J. Betts.
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This novel tells the story of two Persian noblemen who have left their country - the modern Iran - to journey to Europe in search of wisdom. As they travel, they write home to wives and eunuchs in the harem and to friends in France and elsewhere. Their colourful observations on the culture differences between West and East conjure up Eastern sensuality, repression and cruelty in contrast to the freer, more civilized West - but here also unworthy nobles and bishops, frivolous women of fashion and conceited people of all kinds are satirized.

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