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The Confessions (Penguin Classics) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 014044033X 9780140440331
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The Confessions (Penguin Classics) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Widely regarded as the first modern autobiography, The Confessions is an astonishing work of acute psychological insight. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) argued passionately against the inequality he believed to be intrinsic to civilized society. In his Confessions he relives the first fifty-three years of his radical life with vivid immediacy - from his earliest years, where we can see the source of his belief in the innocence of childhood, through the development of his philosophical and political ideas, his struggle against the French authorities and exile from France following the publication of Emile. Depicting a life of adventure, persecution, paranoia, and brilliant achievement, The Confessions is a landmark work by one of the greatest thinkers of the Enlightenment, which was a direct influence upon the work of Proust, Goethe and Tolstoy among others.

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 608

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 1953-08-30

Our Price: $3.85

ISBN: 014044033X

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