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    Confessions (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Volume editor Patrick Coleman, Translated by Angela Scholar

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    Description'No one can write a man's life except himself.' In his Confessions Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the story of his life, from the formative experience of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from the world of modern civilization. In trying to explain who he was and how he came to be the object of others' admiration and abuse, Rousseau analyses with unique insight the relationship between an elusive but essential inner self and the variety of social identities he was led to adopt. The book vividly illustrates the mixture of moods and motives that underlie the writing of autobiography: defiance and vulnerability, self-exploration and denial, passion, puzzlement, and detachment. Above all, Confessions is Rousseau's search, through every resource of language, to convey what he despairs of putting into words: the personal quality of one's own existence. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Volume editor Patrick Coleman, Translated by Angela Scholar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199540037
    ISBN 10: 0199540039

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    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
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    LC classification: PN
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    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
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    Edition statement
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2008
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