"Zanoni" is a book about two immortals and their lives during immortality. One being is the cold, calm, heartless, void of all passion; more intellect than man. The other is his pupil, Zanoni, the eternal youth with absolute power and knowledge, and all the capacity to love and be loved and because of that love, despair. Due to his love for his wife and child, he is compelled to remove himself from his exalted position and take on the mortal position as a human. However his teacher, Mejnour, is left behind to live immortal, alone.