The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Complete
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Among the notable books of later times-we may say, without exaggeration, of all time—must be reckoned The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau. It deals with leading personages and transactions of a momentous epoch, when absolutism and feudalism were rallying for their last struggle against the modern spirit, chiefly represented by Voltaire, the Encyclopedists, and Rousseau himself—a struggle to which, after many fierce intestine quarrels and sanguinary wars throughout Europe and America, has succeeded the prevalence of those more tolerant and rational principles by which the statesmen of our own day are actuated.
A unique book
Rousseau wrote this autobiography in late middle age, with the goal of revealing all his faults and sins included among his life events. He does so unsparingly and to great effect. A unique view into the experience and world of an18th century iconoclast.
- Category: General Nonfiction
- Published: Dec 31, 1777
- Publisher: Public Domain
- Seller: Public Domain
- Print Length: 1105 Pages
- Language: English