Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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By Friedrich Nietzsche

Translated By Thomas Common

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Zarathustra's Prologue.

Zarathustra's Discourses.

I. The Three Metamorphoses.

II. The Academic Chairs of Virtue.

III. Backworldsmen.

IV. The Despisers of the Body.

V. Joys and Passions.

VI. The Pale Criminal.

VII. Reading and Writing.

VIII. The Tree on the Hill.

IX. The Preachers of Death.

X. War and Warriors.

XI. The New Idol.

XII. The Flies in the Market-place.

XIII. Chastity.

XIV. The Friend.

XV. The Thousand and One Goals.

XVI. Neighbour-Love.

XVII. The Way of the Creating One.

XVIII. Old and Young Women.

XIX. The Bite of the Adder.

XX. Child and Marriage.

XXI. Voluntary Death.

XXII. The Bestowing Virtue.


XXIII. The Child with the Mirror.

XXIV. In the Happy Isles.

XXV. The Pitiful.

XXVI. The Priests.

XXVII. The Virtuous.

XXVIII. The Rabble.

XXIX. The Tarantulas.

XXX. The Famous Wise Ones.

XXXI. The Night-Song.

XXXII. The Dance-Song.

XXXIII. The Grave-Song.

XXXIV. Self-Surpassing.

XXXV. The Sublime Ones.

XXXVI. The Land of Culture.

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