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Jacques the Fatalist and His Master (Penguin Classics)

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About the Author

Denis Diderot was born at Langres in eastern France in 1713, the son of a master cutler. He was originally destined for the Church but rebelled and persuaded his father to allow him to complete his education in Paris, where he graduated in 1732. For ten years Diderot was nominally a law student, but actually led a precarious bohemian but studious existence, eked out with tutoring, hack-writing and translating. His original writing began in 1746 with a number of scientific works setting out the materialist philosophy which he was to hold throughout his life. Along with his editorship of the Encyclopédie (1747-73), he wrote works on mathematics, medicine, the life sciences, economics, drama and painting, two plays and a novel, as well as his Salons (1759-81). His political writings were mainly composed around 1774 for Catherine II, at whose invitation he went to St. Petersburg. Diderot's astonishingly wide range of interests, together with his growing prediliction for the dialogue form, led to the production of his most famous works: D'Alembert's Dream, The Paradox of the Actor, Jacques the Fatalist and Rameau's Nephew. During the latter part of his life Diderot received a generous pension from Catherine II, in return for which he bequeathed her his library and manuscripts. He died in 1784.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444728
Translator:
Henry, Michael
Introduction:
Hall, Martin
Translator:
Henry, Michael
Introduction by:
Hall, Martin
Introduction:
Hall, Martin
Author:
Hall, Martin
Author:
Diderot, Denis
Author:
Henry, Michael
Author:
Hall, Martin
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 41
Publication Date:
19860531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.60x5.42x.67 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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