Book Cover of Confessions, Volume 6

Confessions, Volume 6

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The 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 Saint Augustine's Confessions. Covering the first fifty-three years of Rousseau's life, up to 1765, it was completed in 1769, but not published until 1782, four years after Rousseau's death, even though Rousseau did read excerpts of his manuscript publicly at various salons and other meeting places.

Book Details



Original Language


Published In





Jean-Jacques Rousseau image

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer. His political philosophy influenced the progress of the Enlightenment throughout Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolut...

More on Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Listen/Download Audiobook

Read by:
Playback Speed 1.0
  • Select Speed

Related books

Rousseau and Education According to Nature Cover image

Rousseau and Education According to Nature by Thomas Davidson

In my Volume on Aristotle in this series, I tried to give an account of ancient, classical, and social Education; in the present volume I have endeavo...

John Brown Cover image

John Brown by Anonymous

John Brown is a biography written by W. E. B. Du Bois about the abolitionist John Brown. Published in 1909, it tells the story of John Brown, from his...

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher  Cover image

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher by Charles Babbage

This is an autobiography of Charles Babbage, who invented the mechanical computer in the early 1800s. He writes amusing anecdotes from his life, He sh...

Herndon's Lincoln  Cover image

Herndon's Lincoln by William Herndon

A biography of Abraham Lincoln by his long-time law partner, William Herndon and Herndon's collaborator, Jesse Weik. The book is notable for its exten...

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini Cover image

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini

The autobiography is a classic, and commonly regarded as one of the most colourful; it is certainly the most important autobiography from the Renaissa...

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 8 Cover image

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 8 by Giorgio Vasari

The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects often simply known as The Lives is a series of artist biographies written by 16th-...

Arabella Stuart Cover image

Arabella Stuart by George Payne Rainsford James

Lady Arabella Stuart was an English noblewoman at the beginning of the seventeenth century. At one time considered to be a possible successor to Eliza...

The Other Side of the Hill, and Home Again Cover image

The Other Side of the Hill, and Home Again by Frank W. Boreham

In this volume, Boreham challenges us to view things from a perspective we may not be accustomed to–from the other side of the hill, as it were–and th...

My Life on the Plains  Cover image

My Life on the Plains by George Custer

My Life on the Plains is an autobiographical first-hand account of the Indian Wars of 1867-1869, detailing the winter campaign of 1868 in which Custer...

Daniel Boone, Backwoodsman Cover image

Daniel Boone, Backwoodsman by C. H. Forbes-Lindsay

Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman who played a key role in the settlement of Kentucky and the American West. He was bor...

Reviews for Confessions, Volume 6

No reviews posted or approved, yet...