The Persian Letters (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Persian Letters (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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In this 1721 satire, two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, travel to France, commenting on their adventures in letters to family and mullahs back home. This early model for the epistolary novel sends up Parisian culture and society, including cafés, salons, the theater, fashion, religion, royalty, and even the emerging mass media of prints and periodicals.

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In this 1721 satire, two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, travel to France, commenting on their adventures in letters to family and mullahs back home. This early model for the epistolary novel sends up Parisian culture and society, including cafés, salons, the theater, fashion, religion, royalty, and even the emerging mass media of prints and periodicals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411459359
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
342
Sales rank:
380,861
File size:
542 KB

Meet the Author


Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755) was a cogent political thinker, who formulated the theory of separation of government powers. He was also a forerunner in the development of the science of anthropology, theorizing that climate influences human society. His works include The Spirit of Laws, which greatly influenced America’s Founders.

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