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Read online Julie, or the New Heloise.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Julie, or the New Heloise An elegant translation of one of the most popular novels of its time .

Rousseau s great epistolary novel Julie or the New Heloise has been virtually unavailable in English since In it Rousseau reconceptualized the relationship of the individual to the collective and articulated a new moral paradigm The story follows the fates and smoldering passions of Julie d Etange and St Preux a one time lover who re enters Julie s life at the invitation of her unsuspecting husband M de Wolmar .

The complex tones of this work made it a commercial success and a continental sensation when it first appeared in and its embodiment of Rousseau s system of thought in which feelings and intellect are intertwined redefined the function and form of fiction for decades As the characters negotiate a complex maze of passion and virtue their purity of soul and honest morality reveal as Rousseau writes in his preface the subtleties of heart of which this work is full .

A comprehensive introduction and careful annotations make this novel accessible to contemporary readers both as an embodiment of Rousseau s philosophy and as a portrayal of the tension and power inherent in domestic life by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Philip Stewart, Jean Vache

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Julie, or the New Heloise
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The work of Jean Jacques Rousseau is presented in two volumes together forming the most comprehensive anthology of Rousseau s political writings in English Volume I contains the earlier writings such as the First and Second Discourses The American and French Revolutions were profoundly affected by Rousseau s writing thus illustrating the scope of his influence This volume contains a comprehensive introduction chronology and guide to further reading and will enable students to fully understand the writings of one of the world s greatest thinkers, i The Confessions i is Jean Jacques Rousseau s autobiography Covering his first years up to it was completed in but unpublished until four years after his death even though he read excerpts of the manuscript publicly at various times br br i The Confessions i were two distinct works of six books apiece Books I VI were written between amp amp published in books VII XII were written in amp published in Rousseau alludes to a third part but it wasn t completed Though the book is flawed dates are frequently off some events out of order he provides an account of the experiences shaping his influential philosophy For instance the parts of his own education he liked best are clearly present in his account of ideal education Emile or On Education br br Rousseau s work is notable as one of the first major autobiographies Prior to his i Confessions i the two great autobiographies were Augustine s amp St Teresa s Both of these works focused on religious experiences i The Confessions i was one of the first autobiographies in which someone wrote of his own life mainly in terms of his worldly experiences amp feelings, An elegant translation of one of the most popular novels of its time br br Rousseau s great epistolary novel Julie or the New Heloise has been virtually unavailable in English since In it Rousseau reconceptualized the relationship of the individual to the collective and articulated a new moral paradigm The story follows the fates and smoldering passions of Julie d Etange and St Preux a one time lover who re enters Julie s life at the invitation of her unsuspecting husband M de Wolmar br br The complex tones of this work made it a commercial success and a continental sensation when it first appeared in and its embodiment of Rousseau s system of thought in which feelings and intellect are intertwined redefined the function and form of fiction for decades As the characters negotiate a complex maze of passion and virtue their purity of soul and honest morality reveal as Rousseau writes in his preface the subtleties of heart of which this work is full br br A comprehensive introduction and careful annotations make this novel accessible to contemporary readers both as an embodiment of Rousseau s philosophy and as a portrayal of the tension and power inherent in domestic life, b i Inspired by ancient Greek city states Rousseau searched for a way which states of his day could be equally representative i b br br Holding men in wretched subservience feudalism alongside religion was a powerful force in the eighteenth century Self serving monarchic social systems which collectively reduced common people to servitude were now attacked by Enlightenment philosophers of whom Rouseau was a leading light br br His masterpiece i The Social Contract i profoundly influenced the subsequent development of society and remains provocative in a modern age of continuing widespread vested interest br br b i This is the most comprehensive paperback edition available with introduction notes index and chronology of Rousseau s life and times i b