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The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau [Penguin L33]

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: translated by J. M. Cohen

Condition: Very Good


London, England: Penguin Books, 1954. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo, 7" tall, 606 pages, stiff green and biege wraps. A very good, clean, neat soft cover edition with moderate shelf wear, slight darkening to the spine with some chipping to the bottom edge; binding tight, paper moderately yellowed .

Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times, it is often published with the title The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in order to distinguish it from St. Augustine of Hippo's Confessions, the book from which Jean-Jacques Rousseau took the title for his own book.



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