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The Confessions (Penguin Classics)

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In his posthumously published Confessions Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) describes the first fifty-three years of his life. With a frankness at times almost disconcerting, but always refreshing, he set out to reveal the whole truth about himself to the world and succeeded in producing a masterpiece which has left its indelible imprint on the literature of successive generations, influencing among others Proust, Goethe and Tolstoy.

About the Author

J. M. Cohen, born in London in 1903 and a Cambridge graduate, was the author of many Penguin translations, including versions of Cervantes, Rabelais and Montaigne. For some years he assisted E. V. Rieu in editing the Penguin Classics. He collected the three books of Comic and Curious Verse and anthologies of Latin American and Cuban writing. He frequently visited Spain and made several visits to Mexico, Cuba and other Spanish American countries. With his son Mark he edited the Penguin Dictionary of Quotations and its companion Dictionary of Modern Quotations.

J. M. Cohen died in 1989. The Times’ obituary described him as ‘the translator of the foreign prose classics for our times’ and ‘one of the last great English men of letters’, while the Independent wrote that ‘his influence will be felt for generations to come’.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The First Part

Book One

Book Two

Book Three

Book Four

Book Five

Book Six

The Second Part

Book Seven

Book Eight

Book Nine

Book Ten

Book Eleven

Book Twelve

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140440331
Author:
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Cohen, J. M.
Designed by:
Cohen, J. M.
Designed:
Cohen, J. M.
Author:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Author:
Cohen, J. M.
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Authors, french
Subject:
Philosophy, french
Subject:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Subject:
Authors, French -- 18th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Philosophers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
1L33
Publication Date:
19530831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
7.76x5.16x1.09 in. .92 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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