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  1. The Confessions (Penguin Classics)
    The Confessions (Penguin Classics)
    The Confessions (Penguin Classics)
    The Confessions (Penguin Classics)
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  2. The Confessions (Penguin Classics)

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Widely regarded as the first modern autobiography, The Confessions is an astonishing work of acute psychological insight. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) argued passionately against the inequality he believed to be intrinsic to civilized society. In his Confessions he relives the first fifty-three years of his radical life with vivid immediacy - from his earliest years, where we can see the source of his belief in the innocence of childhood, through the development of his philosophical and political ideas, his struggle against the French authorities and exile from France following the publication of Emile. Depicting a life of adventure, persecution, paranoia, and brilliant achievement, The Confessions is a landmark work by one of the greatest thinkers of the Enlightenment, which was a direct influence upon the work of Proust, Goethe and Tolstoy among others.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Penguin Group USA
EAN
9780140440331
Edition
Reprint
Feature
Great product!
IsAdultProduct
ISBN
014044033X
Label
Penguin Classics
Manufacturer
Penguin Classics
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
608
PublicationDate
1953-08-30
Publisher
Penguin Classics
ReleaseDate
1953-08-30
Studio
Penguin Classics
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