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The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publisher: New York : Walter J. Black Co., [date of publication not identified]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Only a few popular autobiographies existed before philosopher, author, and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau published his Confessions. Rousseau wrote treatises on education and politics as well as novels and operas, and as one of the most influential and controversial of the Enlightenment thinkers, he inspired the leaders of the French Revolution. His memoir is regarded as the first modern autobiography, in which the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
OCLC Number: 9851197
Notes: Spine title: Collected works of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
Running title: Works of Rousseau.
Description: 6 volumes in 1 ; 19 cm
Contents: v. 1. Childhood / Youth --
v .2. Studies and Love / Journeys --
v. 3. Manhood / Music and Amours --
v. 4. Théresa / Misfortunes --
v. 5. Passion and Politics / Hotel de Luxembourg --
v. 6. Exile / Persecutions.
Responsibility: by Jean Jacques Rousseau.

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Only a few popular autobiographies existed before philosopher, author, and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau published his Confessions. Rousseau wrote treatises on education and politics as well as novels and operas, and as one of the most influential and controversial of the Enlightenment thinkers, he inspired the leaders of the French Revolution. His memoir is regarded as the first modern autobiography, in which the writer defined his life mainly in terms of his worldly experiences and personal feelings.

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