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The Persian letters

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Immensely popular upon its publication in 1721 throughout France and other European countries, Persian Letters exemplifies the spirit of that definitive age of libertinism and Enlightenment. Told through the astute observations of two fictional Persian travelers in Europe, this satirical story of eighteenth century French society touches on fundamental questions of human nature, the manners and flirtations of polite society, attitudes on morality, the structures of power, and the hypocrisy of religion. Montesquieu's subtle, witty criticisms of government and social customs are softened through the lens of his central character, Usbek, a young courtier who has travelled to Europe to escape persecution along with Rica, his good-humored travel companion. This brilliant work of Enlightenment literature, suggested to have been an enormous influence on the American Constitution, is a colorful interpretation of early eighteenth century society as well as enduring questions of morality and societal customs.
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Grouped Work ID 63d5c602-782b-ddca-1d23-55019b577a80
Grouping Title persian letters
Grouping Author montesquieu charles de secondat
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-22 04:50:37AM

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display_description Immensely popular upon its publication in 1721 throughout France and other European countries, Persian Letters exemplifies the spirit of that definitive age of libertinism and Enlightenment. Told through the astute observations of two fictional Persian travelers in Europe, this satirical story of eighteenth century French society touches on fundamental questions of human nature, the manners and flirtations of polite society, attitudes on morality, the structures of power, and the hypocrisy of religion. Montesquieu's subtle, witty criticisms of government and social customs are softened through the lens of his central character, Usbek, a young courtier who has travelled to Europe to escape persecution along with Rica, his good-humored travel companion. This brilliant work of Enlightenment literature, suggested to have been an enormous influence on the American Constitution, is a colorful interpretation of early eighteenth century society as well as enduring questions of morality and societal customs.
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series Library of liberal arts
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subject_facet Electronic books, France -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction, Iranians -- France -- Fiction, Letters -- Fiction, Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, -- baron de, -- 1689-1755 -- Translations into English, Travelers -- Fiction
title_display The Persian letters
title_full The Persian letters / translated, and with an introd., by George R. Healy, The Persian letters; [electronic resource] Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755.
title_short The Persian letters
topic_facet Electronic books, History, Iranians, Letters, Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, Travelers