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- DescriptionThis vel can be seen as an imitation of Gulliver's Travels. It contains many allusions. The dwarf of Saturn is Mr. Fontenelle. Despite his gentleness, his carefulness, his philosophy, all of which should endear him to Mr. Voltaire, he is linked with the enemies of this great man, and appears to share, if t in their hate, at least in their preemptive censures. He was deeply hurt by the role he played in this vel, and perhaps even more so due to the justness, though severe, of the critique; the strong praise given elsewhere in the vel only lends more weight to the rebukes. The words that end this work do t soften the wounds, and the good that is said of the secretary of the academy of Paris does t console Mr. Fontenelle for the ridicule that is permitted to befall the one at the academy of Saturn.
- Date of Publication19/04/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight50 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine2 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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