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Written by Jean-Jacques RousseauAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Translated by Peter ConstantineAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Constantine

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On Sale: March 26, 2013
Pages: 560 | ISBN: 978-0-679-64539-9
Published by : Modern Library Random House Group
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Newly translated by Peter Constantine
Edited and with an Introduction by Leo Damrosch
 
The Essential Writings of Rousseau collects the best and most indispensable work of one of the world’s most influential writers. A towering figure of Enlightenment thought, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was also one of that movement’s most passionate and persuasive critics. His extraordinarily original observations on politics, education, and human nature were provocative in their day and remain resonant more than two hundred years after his death. Rousseau’s 1762 treatise The Social Contract laid intellectual groundwork for both the American and French Revolutions, influencing such figures as Thomas Jefferson. An eloquent writer with profound insight into human psychology, Rousseau also penned one of the most compelling autobiographies ever written—the magisterial Confessions. The entirety of the first three books of that masterpiece along with the complete Social Contract are included in this indispensable volume.
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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.

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