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ROUSSEAU, J.-J.: Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (The) (Unabridged)

    
      

 

ROUSSEAU, J.-J.: Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (The) (Unabridged)

Published four years after Rousseau’s death, Confessions is a remarkably frank and honest self-portrait, described by Rousseau as ‘the history of my soul’. From his idyllic youth in the Swiss mountains, to his career as a composer in Paris and his abandonment of his children, Rousseau lays bare his entire life with preternatural honesty. He relates his scandals, follies, jealousies, sexual exploits and unrequited loves, as well as the torrential events surrounding his controversial works Discourses, Émile and The Social Contract, which led to his persecution and wanderings in exile. Confessions provides an invaluable window into the making of the man, the society he lived in, and the development of ideas that would have a profound influence on philosophers and political theorists to come.


  The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Confessions of Jean - Jacques Rousseau 00:10:43
2.   Play with flash player [1719 to 1723] 00:14:11
3.   Play with flash player The life which I led at Bossey suited me so well that… 00:14:31
4.   Play with flash player It is now nearly fifty years since this incident… 00:15:19
5.   Play with flash player After my return to Geneva, I lived for two or three… 00:14:05
6.   Play with flash player [1723 to 1728] 00:12:47
7.   Play with flash player The next day, finding the opportunity favourable… 00:13:22
8.   Play with flash player I should never finish these details if I were to follow… 00:14:00
9.   Play with flash player Book Two 00:13:51
10.   Play with flash player She had been six years in Annecy when I arrived… 00:14:44
11.   Play with flash player My father was not only a man of honour, he was… 00:13:08
12.   Play with flash player I had some letters. I presented them, and was… 00:14:14
13.   Play with flash player A little, old, but somewhat venerable priest held… 00:15:06
14.   Play with flash player The first thing I did was to satisfy my curiosity… 00:16:33
15.   Play with flash player For the two next days it was in vain that I looked out… 00:14:52
16.   Play with flash player I believe that from that time I suffered from the… 00:14:49
17.   Play with flash player Book Three 00:16:19
18.   Play with flash player As no one had taken much trouble to find out my… 00:10:45
19.   Play with flash player This was the period of my life when, without… 00:10:26
20.   Play with flash player [1731 to 1732] 00:13:43
21.   Play with flash player The moment of our first meeting was the only really… 00:16:43
22.   Play with flash player The reason of the judgements passed upon me… 00:14:16
23.   Play with flash player At the seminary there was a confounded Lazarist… 00:13:35
24.   Play with flash player I lived at Annecy for nearly a year without the least… 00:11:26
25.   Play with flash player Mamma did what I should have done in her place… 00:10:58
26.   Play with flash player Book Four 00:14:58
27.   Play with flash player The day passed in this manner in the most… 00:15:32
28.   Play with flash player [1732] 00:16:47
29.   Play with flash player Next day, one of the musicians, named Lutold… 00:13:16
30.   Play with flash player We commenced our journey with the Canton of… 00:16:07
31.   Play with flash player Thus I was greatly flattered, but little benefited. 00:14:31
32.   Play with flash player During this journey I met with an adventure… 00:12:15
33.   Play with flash player I remained a week or so longer at Lyons… 00:13:29
34.   Play with flash player Book Five 00:14:49
35.   Play with flash player It will be seen that, with little time to spare… 00:14:50
36.   Play with flash player Living in this manner, I soon became entirely… 00:13:36
37.   Play with flash player The Comtesse de Menthon, the mother of one of… 00:13:31
38.   Play with flash player The day, more dreaded than wished for, at length… 00:13:28
39.   Play with flash player Thus a companionship was established between us… 00:14:49
40.   Play with flash player Convinced that I should never succeed in saving… 00:12:37
41.   Play with flash player It is from this period that I date my acquaintance… 00:15:29
42.   Play with flash player In this manner I passed two or three years… 00:17:58
43.   Play with flash player Book Six 00:13:45
44.   Play with flash player Even had no Christian morality existed, I believe she… 00:14:57
45.   Play with flash player In these trifling details, which afford me delight… 00:12:11
46.   Play with flash player I returned to my books, but my afternoon… 00:16:20
47.   Play with flash player [1737 to 1741] 00:14:00
48.   Play with flash player She at last succeeded, with some difficulty… 00:14:24
49.   Play with flash player I was so changed, and my sensuality, which had… 00:14:29
50.   Play with flash player If souls, when freed from their earthly bonds… 00:13:23
51.   Play with flash player I possessed almost sufficient knowledge for a tutor… 00:15:22
52.   Play with flash player Book Seven 00:20:36
53.   Play with flash player [1742] 00:16:01
54.   Play with flash player I was deeply grieved at my own dullness… 00:15:24
55.   Play with flash player [1743 to 1744] 00:15:49
56.   Play with flash player M. de Montaigu, completely under the control of… 00:14:08
57.   Play with flash player The Marquis de l'Hôpital, as was proper, thanked… 00:16:53
58.   Play with flash player I must not leave Venice without saying a few words… 00:16:17
59.   Play with flash player In the evening, we escorted her back to her… 00:15:30
60.   Play with flash player The report of my story had preceded me… 00:13:23
61.   Play with flash player We had a new landlady, who came from Orleans. 00:14:08
62.   Play with flash player [1745 to 1747] 00:18:43
63.   Play with flash player [1747 to 1749] 00:18:38
64.   Play with flash player Book Eight 00:18:21
65.   Play with flash player [1750 to 1752] 00:13:43
66.   Play with flash player I have already mentioned, in the first part of this… 00:15:24
67.   Play with flash player Shortly afterwards, I had another opponent… 00:11:43
68.   Play with flash player This adventure, nevertheless, made a considerable… 00:13:14
69.   Play with flash player [1752] 00:19:16
70.   Play with flash player [1753] 00:11:08
71.   Play with flash player As for the pecuniary profits of this work… 00:11:01
72.   Play with flash player [1754 to 1756] 00:13:56
73.   Play with flash player After four months' stay at Geneva, I returned to… 00:16:09
74.   Play with flash player Book Nine 00:16:29
75.   Play with flash player Another undertaking, much of the same nature… 00:15:58
76.   Play with flash player I have always considered the day which united me… 00:14:55
77.   Play with flash player I judged that the motive of all this was no other… 00:15:34
78.   Play with flash player The relinquishment of this work left me for some… 00:15:25
79.   Play with flash player All these distractions ought to have cured me… 00:12:26
80.   Play with flash player [1757] 00:13:00
81.   Play with flash player Madame la Comtesse d'Houdetot was approaching… 00:15:31
82.   Play with flash player It is nearly a league from the Hermitage to… 00:14:49
83.   Play with flash player Thérèse had the discretion to say nothing to me… 00:15:20
84.   Play with flash player I was tenderly attached to Diderot, I esteemed him… 00:14:39
85.   Play with flash player While I was in Paris, Saint - Lambert arrived on leave. 00:15:45
86.   Play with flash player It is true that, more or less, he was arrogant with… 00:14:52
87.   Play with flash player I expected that Grimm, confused by my… 00:14:57
88.   Play with flash player It was about this time that I at last received… 00:13:30
89.   Play with flash player After long waiting, in a state of cruel anxiety… 00:13:44
90.   Play with flash player Book Ten 00:12:14
91.   Play with flash player I felt the first effects of this system through the… 00:11:02
92.   Play with flash player There is nothing in this world but good and bad… 00:11:56
93.   Play with flash player [1759] 00:14:43
94.   Play with flash player The recollection of Carrion reminds me of one of… 00:15:29
95.   Play with flash player The proposal was not made at a favourable… 00:13:46
96.   Play with flash player I was terribly afraid of Madame de Luxembourg. 00:16:31
97.   Play with flash player In regard to her manuscript, I had another idea… 00:17:10
98.   Play with flash player [1760] 00:15:45
99.   Play with flash player I spared no pains to arouse the zeal and compassion… 00:17:05
100.   Play with flash player Book Eleven 00:13:09
101.   Play with flash player This year [1761] filled to the brim the cup of the… 00:13:56
102.   Play with flash player It had been one of my misfortunes to be always… 00:12:32
103.   Play with flash player Although my acquaintance with M. and Madame… 00:12:55
104.   Play with flash player I had lived at Montmorency for more than four years… 00:12:02
105.   Play with flash player [1762] 00:13:30
106.   Play with flash player The publication of this book did not take place with… 00:14:15
107.   Play with flash player A few days afterwards, M. le Maréchal received… 00:13:21
108.   Play with flash player Nothing further remained for me to do, except to… 00:13:49
109.   Play with flash player Book Twelve 00:13:52
110.   Play with flash player I must speak without reserve. I have never… 00:17:23
111.   Play with flash player Shortly after my establishment at Motiers - Travers… 00:16:07
112.   Play with flash player [1763] 00:11:35
113.   Play with flash player [1764] 00:16:50
114.   Play with flash player At the time of my greatest intimacy with him… 00:17:04
115.   Play with flash player [1765] 00:16:04
116.   Play with flash player Another thing that caused me great pleasure… 00:15:22
117.   Play with flash player At midnight, I heard a loud noise in the gallery… 00:14:04
118.   Play with flash player Accordingly, I in a measure took leave of my… 00:13:44
119.   Play with flash player But, whatever they may believe or say, I will none… 00:14:52
120.   Play with flash player Tormented, buffeted by storms of every kind… 00:16:44

Total Playing Time: 29:06:29






Author(s):
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

Reader(s):
Keeble, Jonathan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: NA0468

Barcode: 9781781983287

Release Date: 07/2020

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