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Published: 11 May 2008

320 Pages

5-1/8 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780192806352

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Persian Letters

Margaret Mauldon and Edited by Andrew Kahn

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new paperback edition of a major classic of European literature--a witty, inventive satire that combines travel literature and the epistolary genre--written by a key Enlightenment figure
  • The first and only English translation from the new definitive edition (2004) of the original French text.
  • Features the most complete and comprehensive introductory essay in English, covering a wide range of topics, including the novel's fictional techniques and innovations; travel literature as a genre; historical context and Enlightenment ideas; Orientalism and other issues.
  • Includes full explanatory notes, a useful list of characters, and an invaluable appendix featuring excerpts from Montesquieu's most important sources