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The Confessions  of  Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

ByJean-Jacques Rousseau

The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Covering the first fifty-three years of Rousseau's life, up to 1765, it was completed in 1769, but not published until 1782, four years after Rousseau's death, even though Rousseau did read excerpts of his manuscript publicly at various salons and other meeting places. The Confessions was two distinct works, each part consisting of six books. Books I to VI were written between 1765 and 1767, and published in 1782; books VII to XII were written in 1769-1770, and published in 1789.Rousseau alludes to a planned third part, but this was never completed. Though the book contains factual inaccuracies — particularly, Rousseau's dates are frequently off, and some events are out of order — Rousseau provides an account of the experiences that shaped his personality and ideas. For instance, some parts of his own education are clearly present in his account of ideal education, Emile, or On Education.

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Publication Date
Jan 22, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781304828873
Category
Biographies & Memoirs
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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EPUB

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