Read Jean-Jacques Rousseau and His World by Gavin de Beer Online

jean-jacques-rousseau-and-his-world

A pictoral biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau that analyzes his main works as well as detailing his wanderings & his relations with contemporaries including Voltaire, Hume & other of the Encyclopedists. Heavily illustrated with black & white reproductions throughout. Chronology, select bibliography, notes on the pictures, indexed. Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer FRSA pictoral biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau that analyzes his main works as well as detailing his wanderings & his relations with contemporaries including Voltaire, Hume & other of the Encyclopedists. Heavily illustrated with black & white reproductions throughout. Chronology, select bibliography, notes on the pictures, indexed. Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer FRS (1899–1972) was a British evolutionary embryologist. He was Director of the British Museum (Natural History), President of the Linnean Society & received the Royal Society's Darwin Medal for his studies on evolution....

Title : Jean-Jacques Rousseau and His World
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 10369519
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and His World Reviews

  • Erik Graff
    2019-05-18 05:39

    Having read a good deal of Rousseau and having been most at home with the French Enlightenment during the high school years, I finally got around to reading this light biography of the eccentric polymath as a supplement and corrective to his Confessions. Illustrated with many pictures, this accessible book displays some of its author's love of Switzerland and professional interest in the history of science.

  • TrumanCoyote
    2019-05-04 05:54

    Starts out well, with some nice droll touches, despite growing a bit heavy-handed and strident in places. Unfortunately though that tendency takes over more and more, until it all but overwhelms the material. And so we are left with yet another biographer who despises his subject (a very strange phenomenon indeed). One more (admittedly puny) quibble: the photo captions often merely repeat material that can be found in the text, which gives a rather schoolbookish effect (as though it is all part of some sort of drill).