Confessions, Volume 4
'Confessions, Volume 4' Summary
“The smallest, the most trifling pleasure that is conveniently within my reach, tempts me more than all the joys of paradise.”
Here again is the youthful, hero-worshiping Jean-Jacques – displaying an emotional immaturity that leads him into picaresque escapades in the company of transients and misfits, always ending in reunion with mother-surrogate Madame de Warens.
In a literally unprecedented gesture of self-revelation, Rousseau opens himself indecently in dark alleyways. This 1903 edition fails to appreciate the humorous strangeness of the passage and removes it to protect the reader.
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