The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in Two Volumes

By: Rousseau, Jean Jacques; Wilson, Edmund

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First thus (the first American edition of Wilson's translation). #855 of three thousand numbered copies. 1923 Hard Cover. 457 pp. 8vo. Rousseau's famous work, which was among the first major autobiographies to be published, and is notable for its honest treatment of the author's shortcomings. Translated from the original French, with a preface, by Edmund Wilson, who was an important contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, edited Vanity Fair, and influenced such authors as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Theodore Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, and John Dos Passos. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 2 July 1778) was a major Genevois philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism. His political philosophy influenced the American Revolution and subsequently the French Revolution, and the development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.

Title: The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in Two Volumes

Author: Rousseau, Jean Jacques; Wilson, Edmund

Categories: Philosophy, Continental, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1923

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2275757

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY FRENCH LITERATURE CLASSICS WORLD LITERATURE AUTOBIOGRAPHY,