The Noble Savage: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1754-1762

Paperback | March 15, 1999

byMaurice Cranston

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In this second volume of the unparalleled exposition of Rousseau's life and works, Cranston completes and corrects the story told in Rousseau's Confessions, and offers a vivid, entirely new history of his most eventful and productive years.

"Luckily for us, Maurice Cranston's The Noble Savage: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1754-1762 has managed to craft a highly detailed account of eight key years of Rousseau's life in such a way that we can both understand and even, on occasion, sympathize."—Olivier Bernier, Wall Street Journal

Maurice Cranston (1920-1993), a distinguished scholar and recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his biography of John Locke, was professor of political science at the London School of Economics. His numerous books include The Romantic Movement and Philosophers and Pamphleteers, and translations of Rousseau's The Social Contract and Discourse on the Origins of Inequality.

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The second book in a biographical trilogy about philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Noble Savage is a critical exploration of his life and works. This volume brings readers an accurate picture of Rousseau’s most productive years. Well-researched and easy to understand, this trilogy is the best way to familiarize oneself with the wor...

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In this second volume of the unparalleled exposition of Rousseau's life and works, Cranston completes and corrects the story told in Rousseau's Confessions, and offers a vivid, entirely new history of his most eventful and productive years."Luckily for us, Maurice Cranston's The Noble Savage: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1754-1762 has manage...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:413 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:March 15, 1999Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226118649

ISBN - 13:9780226118642

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Paris
2. The Hermitage
3. Sophie
4. Montlouis
5. An Even and Tranquil Life
6. At the Château
7. émile
8. Montlouis Restored
9. The Year of Julie
10. Censorship
11. Two Social Contracts
12. Banishment
List of Principal Abbreviations Used in the Notes
Notes
Index

From Our Editors

The second book in a biographical trilogy about philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Noble Savage is a critical exploration of his life and works. This volume brings readers an accurate picture of Rousseau’s most productive years. Well-researched and easy to understand, this trilogy is the best way to familiarize oneself with the work of an important philosopher.