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Jean-Jacques Rousseau : restless genius

Author: Leopold Damrosch
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reconstructs the life of the French literary genius whose writing changed opinions and fueled fierce debate on both sides of the Atlantic during the period of the American and French revolutions.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leopold Damrosch
ISBN: 9780618446964 0618446966 0618872027 9780618872022
OCLC Number: 60419719
Awards: National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2005
Description: x, 566 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The loneliness of a gifted child --
The end of innocence --
"I desired a happiness of which I had no idea" --
Rousseau finds a mother --
A year of wandering --
In Maman's house --
The idyll of Les Charmettes --
Broadening horizons : Lyon and Paris --
The masks of Venice --
A life partner and a guilty secret --
A writer's apprenticeship --
The beginnings of fame --
Rousseau's originality --
Lionized in Geneva, alienated in Paris --
An affair of the heart --
The break with the Enlightenment --
Peace at last, and the triumph of Julie --
Rousseau the controversialist : Émile and The Social Contract --
Exile in the mountains --
Another expulsion --
In a strange land --
The past relived --
Into the self-made labyrinth --
The final years in Paris.
Responsibility: Leo Damrosch.
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Reconstructs the life of the French literary genius whose writing changed opinions and fueled fierce debate on both sides of the Atlantic during the period of the American and French revolutions.

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