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Persian letters

Author: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de; Margaret Mauldon; Andrew Kahn
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two Persian travellers arrive in Paris and report on the European society of the Enlightenment in their letters home. With biting satire they compare East and West, while unsettling news from the harem provides a suspenseful plot of jealousy and passion. This is the first English translation based on the original text. - ;'Oh! Monsieur is Persian? That's most extraordinary! How can someone be Persian?'. Two Persian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Epistolary fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755.
Persian letters.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007039894
(OCoLC)173480653
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de; Margaret Mauldon; Andrew Kahn
ISBN: 9780191539633 0191539635
OCLC Number: 311254978
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 1 online resource (xlii, 270 pages).
Contents: Contents; Introduction; Note on the Text; Select Bibliography; Note on the Chronology of the Persian Letters; A Chronology of Montesquieu; List of Characters; PERSIAN LETTERS; Appendix: Extracts from Montesquieu's Sources; Explanatory Notes; Concordance of Letter Numbers.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Lettres persanes.
Responsibility: Montesquieu ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Andrew Kahn.

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