Zadig or Destiny: In Contemporary American English

Zadig or Destiny: In Contemporary American English


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This story is a philosophical, romantic satire, attacking religious mania, the foibles of people in general, the burdens of being virtuous and happiness. Voltaire uses ancient Babylon as his setting, which provides a great contrast to France of the Enlightenment; Babylonians though scientifically and technologically advanced, had a closed culture ruled by an absolute monarch.
In brief the story chronicles the adventures of Zadig, a benevolent and charismatic figure who reveres the good and the beautiful. Despite incidental amorous detours, Zadig's love for Queen Astarte glows as a paragon of sublime fidelity to woman.

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ISBN-13: 9781495422065
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/02/2014
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)

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