Zarathustra Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Zarathustra

The philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, at the height of his writing career meets and falls in love with the young and intriguing Lou von Salome. Together with his friend, Dr. Paul Ree, the three plan to start a philosophical salon in Paris. They travel together North from Rome. However, Nietzsche, the one-time friend and confidante of the famous Richard Wagner, is unable to deal with Lou's ambitious nature and Paul's personal betrayal. The result is a human tragedy for Nietzsche who nevertheless heeds his own philosophy of will and goes on to create his most famous work, Thus Spake Zarathustra, while Lou ultimately finds that after breaking off with Nietzsche, she has merely wasted her time in idle pursuits that she realizes will lead her nowhere.         
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Book prepared by Walter K. Stewart

Get your copy of the book

Chapter Analysis of Zarathustra

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   philosopher Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Zarathustra

Walter K. Stewart Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian