Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Author
1712-1778
Swiss
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778) was, arguably, the most original, profound, and creative writer of the eighteenth century, but also the most controversial, and his work continues to divide opinion to this day. His 'Confessions' recreates the world in which he progressed from incompetent engraver to grand success; his enthusiasm for experience, his love of nature, and his uncompromising character make him an ideal guide to eighteenth-century Europe, and he was the author of some of the most profound work ever written on the relationship between the individual and the state.

Books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau