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The Resource The solitary self : Jean-Jacques Rousseau in exile and adversity, Maurice Cranston ; with a foreword by Sanford Lakoff

The solitary self : Jean-Jacques Rousseau in exile and adversity, Maurice Cranston ; with a foreword by Sanford Lakoff

Label
The solitary self : Jean-Jacques Rousseau in exile and adversity
Title
The solitary self
Title remainder
Jean-Jacques Rousseau in exile and adversity
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Cranston ; with a foreword by Sanford Lakoff
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this third and final volume of his masterly biography, Maurice Cranston traces the last tempestuous years of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's life. From his brilliant authorship of the Confessions, the Dialogues, and the Reveries to his controversial religious views, from his notorious public quarrel with David Hume in England to his clandestine return to France, from his unsettled wanderings to his death in 1778 - these and other critical events in Rousseau's most embattled years are detailed in this sympathetic yet balanced portrait. In 1762, with the condemnation of Emile and The Social Contract harried by both church and state, Rousseau fled Paris, seeking refuge in Neuchatel and England. Deemed a social outcast and beset by feelings of persecution and abuse, not wholly unwarranted, the philosopher turned in despair to the production of autobiographical works intended to reveal his essential innocence and integrity. Through this bitter introspection, Rousseau transformed his solitude into some of the most enduring literature of his time
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1920-1993
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Cranston, Maurice
Dewey number
  • 848/.509
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2047
LC item number
.C73 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1920-1993
  • 1920-1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cranston, Maurice
  • Cranston, Maurice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Authors, French
  • Philosophers
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Écrivains français
  • Philosophes
Label
The solitary self : Jean-Jacques Rousseau in exile and adversity, Maurice Cranston ; with a foreword by Sanford Lakoff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This is the third volume in the authors' biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, of which Jean-Jacques (published 1983), and The noble savage (published 1991) are the preceeding two volumes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mixed welcome -- Môtiers -- A gospel christian -- The tocsin of sedition -- 'Marmot' and 'bear' -- The lapidation -- A celebrity acclaimed -- Reversal of fortune
Control code
34513836
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 247 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226118659
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96012922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34513836
Label
The solitary self : Jean-Jacques Rousseau in exile and adversity, Maurice Cranston ; with a foreword by Sanford Lakoff
Publication
Note
This is the third volume in the authors' biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, of which Jean-Jacques (published 1983), and The noble savage (published 1991) are the preceeding two volumes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mixed welcome -- Môtiers -- A gospel christian -- The tocsin of sedition -- 'Marmot' and 'bear' -- The lapidation -- A celebrity acclaimed -- Reversal of fortune
Control code
34513836
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 247 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226118659
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96012922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34513836

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