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Micromégas and Other Short Fiction (2002) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Something between a tale and a polemic, these "fables of reason" are feats of narrative compression and contain much of Voltaire's best and funniest writing.

From ribald tales of adultery to conversations between cosmic travellers, the stories in this collection pose moral, philosophical and social questions. Reader and protagonist alike find their assumptions challenged as Voltaire mingles rationality and fantasy.


  • Cuckoldage
  • The One-eyed Porter
  • Cosi-Sancta
  • Micromégas
  • The World As It Is
  • Memnon
  • Letter from a Turk
  • Plato's Dream
  • The History of the Travels of Scarmentado
  • The Consoler and the Consoled
  • The Story of a Good Brahmin
  • Pot-Pourri
  • An Indian Incident
  • Lord Chesterfield's Ears
  • Account of the Illness, Confession, Death and Apparition of the Jesuit Berthier
  • Dialogue between a Savage and a Graduate
  • Dialogue between Ariste and Acrotal
  • The Education of Daughters
  • Wives, Submit Yourselves to Your Husbands
  • Dialogue between the Cock and the Hen
  • Conversation between Lucian, Erasmus and Rabelais, in the Elysian Fields

Original title: Micromegas and Other Short Fiction
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Micromégas (1752) [Novella]
      Author: Voltaire

Edition #1: Micromégas and Other Short Fiction

Micromégas and Other Short Fiction (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Theo Cuffe
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Micromégas and Other Short Fiction (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140446869
Pages: 208

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