The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau - Translated from the French by W. Conyngham MalloryTudor Publishing, 1935, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily soiled and edgeworn, loss at head and tail, rubbed at the tips. Boards dull and soiled. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text more than acceptable.
Complete and unabridged edition. From the cover: “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.”