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Zadig or the Book of Fate

Voltaire

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Zadig, ou La Destinée, ("Zadig, or The Book of Fate") (1747) is a famous novel written by the French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. It tells the story of Zadig, a philosopher in ancient Babylonia. The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are thinly disguised references to social and political problems of Voltaire's own day. The book is philosophical in nature, and presents human life as in the hands of a destiny beyond human control. It is a story of religious and metaphysical orthodoxy, both of which Voltaire challenges with his presentation of the moral revolution taking place in Zadig himself. Voltaire's skillful use of the literary devices of contradiction and juxtaposition are shown in beautiful form in this prose. Behind Candide, it is considered one of his most celebrated works.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:37