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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Barnes & Noble
Publication date December 1, 2005
Pages 352
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781593082789
ISBN-10 1593082789
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Original list price $9.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Thus Spoke Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

Considered by many to be the most important philosopher of modern times, Friedrich Nietzsche influenced twentieth-century ideas and culture more than almost any other thinker. His best-known book, Thus Spoke Zarathustra—published in four parts in the last two decades of the nineteenth century—is also his masterpiece, and represents the fullest expression of his ideas up to that time.

A unique combination of biblical oratory and playfulness, Thus Spoke Zarathustra chronicles the wanderings and teachings of the prophet Zarathustra, who descends from his mountain retreat to awaken the world to its new salvation. Do not accept, he counsels, what almost two thousand years of history have taught you to call evil. The Greeks knew better: Goodness for them was nobility, pride, and victory, not the Christian virtues of humility, meekness, poverty, and altruism. The existence of the human race is justified only by the exceptional among us—the “superman,” whose self-mastery and strong “will to power” frees him from the common prejudices and assumptions of the day.

These and other concepts in Zarathustra were later perverted by Nazi propagandists, but Nietzsche, a despiser of mass movements both political and religious, did not ask his readers for faith and obedience, but rather for critical reflection, courage, and independence.

Kathleen M. Higgins and Robert C. Solomon are both professors of philosophy at the University Texas at Austin. Together, they have written What Nietzsche Really Said and A Short History of Philosophy and co-edited Reading Nietzsche.



Editions
Hardcover
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With Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche | from Gardners Books (December 12, 2012)
9781435136441 | details & prices | 392 pages | List price $8.50
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Paperback
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With Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche | from Echo Library (August 1, 2011)
9781448017577 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $13.99
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With Kathleen M. Higgins, Clancy Martin, Robert C. Solomon | from Barnes & Noble (December 1, 2005)
9781593082789 | details & prices | 352 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $9.95
About: Thus Spoke Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.
With R. J. Hollingdale (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (March 1, 1978)
9780140441185 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
With Walter Arnold Kaufmann (other contributor) | from Penguin USA (January 1, 1978)
9780140047486 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
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CD/Spoken Word
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With Jon Cartwright (other contributor), Alex Jennings (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Naxos Audio Books (May 30, 2005)
9789626343258 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $28.98
About: This was conceived and written by Friedrich Nietzsche during the years 1881-1885; the first three Parts were published in 1883 and 1884.

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