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Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But the Confessions is also among the greatest self-portraits in world literature -which suggests, even more than the impact of Rousseau's thought, the extent to which the very high opinion he had of himself was ultimately justified.

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Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But the Confessions is also among the greatest self-portraits in world literature -which suggests, even more than the impact of Rousseau's thought, the extent to which the very high opinion he had of himself was ultimately justified.

About the Author

P.N. Furbank is Visiting Professor in Literature at the Open University and author of E. M. Forster: A Life. Other publications include Samuel Butler: 1835-1902, Italo Svevo: the Man and the Writer, Unholy Pleasures: the Idea of Social Class and (with W. R. Owens) The Canonisation of Daniel Defoe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679409984
Introduction:
Furbank, P. N.
Author:
Furbank, P. N.
Author:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Author:
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Author:
Furbank, P. N.
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Western
Subject:
History - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Rousseau, jean-jacques, 1712-1778
Subject:
Authors, french
Subject:
Philosophy, french
Subject:
Authors, French -- 18th century -- Biography.
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
18th century
Subject:
Authors, French -- 18th century.
Subject:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19920631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xli, 320, 306 p.
Dimensions:
8.14x5.42x1.55 in. 1.70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But the Confessions is also among the greatest self-portraits in world literature -which suggests, even more than the impact of Rousseau's thought, the extent to which the very high opinion he had of himself was ultimately justified.
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