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Cover of: Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. It covers his life up until fifty-three years of age, so until 1765. This autobiography was completed in 1769, but was actually not published until 1782. It is a unique autobiography in the fact that Rousseau wrote about even his most humiliating moments. Rousseau also writes about how he "disposed" of his five children, whom he had out of marriage with Theresa Levasseur.

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I have resolved on an enterprise which has no precedent and which, once complete, will have no imitator. My purpose is to display to my kind a portrait in every way true to nature, and the man I shall portray will be myself.

100 editions First published in 1782

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Publish date unknown, Walter J. Black Co.
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publish date unknown, Walter J. Black Co.
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of J.J. Rousseau.
188u, Belford, Clarke
The confessions of J.J. Rousseau.
in English
Cover of: Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau.
Publish date unknown, Garnier
Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau.
in French - Nouv. éd., revue avec le plus grand soin d'après les meilleurs textes.
Cover of: Les confessions de J. J. Rousseau
1782, [s.n.]
Les confessions de J. J. Rousseau
in French
Cover of: Bekenntnisse
1782, J.F. Unger
Bekenntnisse
in German
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Cover of: Les confessions de J.J. Rousseau
1782, F. Grasset
Les confessions de J.J. Rousseau
in French
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Cover of: Les Confessions de Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; suivies de, Rêveries du promeneur solitaire.
Cover of: The confessions
1783, printed for J. Bew
The confessions
Microform in English
Cover of: The confessions of J.J. Rousseau
1783, J. Bew
The confessions of J.J. Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions
1790, printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, and J. Bew
The confessions
Microform in English
Cover of: The confessions of J. J. Rousseau.
1790, G.G.J. and J. Robinson
The confessions of J. J. Rousseau.
in English
Cover of: The confessions
1791, printed [by Brett Smith] for P. Byrne, J. Moore, J. Jones, W. Jones, A. Grueber, G. Draper, R. White, J. Rice
The confessions
Microform in English
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1796, printed for G. G. and J. Robinson
The confessions
Microform in English - Third edition.
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1800, Printed for the Trade
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Cover of: Johann Jacob Rousseau's Bekenntnisse
1830, Hartmann
Johann Jacob Rousseau's Bekenntnisse
in German
Cover of: Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau
1841, Charpentier
Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau
in French - Nouv. éd.
Cover of: Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau
1843, Charpentier
Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau
in French - Nouv. éd.
Cover of: Les confessions de J.J. Rousseau.
1844, Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères...
Les confessions de J.J. Rousseau.
in French
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1846, Barbier
Les confessions de J.J. Rousseau
in French
Cover of: Les confessions de J.J. Rousseau
1846, Barbier
Les confessions de J.J. Rousseau
in French
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1847, F. Didot
Les confessions de J.J. Rousseau.
in French
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1849, J. Bry aîné
Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau.
in French
Cover of: The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau ...
1856, Published by Calvin Blanchard, 76 Nassau street
The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau ...
Cover of: The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau.
1858, Blanchard
The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau.
in English
Cover of: Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau.
1865, Libraririe Garnier frères
Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau.
in French - Nouvelle éd., revue avec le plus grand soin d'après les meilleurs textes. --
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1891, J. B. Lippincott company
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English - New ed. with illustrations after Maurice Leloir.
Cover of: Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau.
1891, Garnier frères
Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau.
in French - Nouv. éd., revue avec le plus grand soin d'après les meilleurs textes ...
Cover of: Las confesiones
1900, Casa Editorial Garnier Hermanos
Las confesiones
in Spanish
Cover of: Les confessions de J.-J Rousseau
1900, Ernest Flammarion
Les confessions de J.-J Rousseau
in French
Cover of: The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
1901, Gibbings & company, ltd.
The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
1903, Privately printed for members of the Aldus Society
The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
in English - Ed. de Luxe
Cover of: The Confessions
1904, Privately printed
The Confessions
in English - Library edition
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Cover of: Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau.
1910, Biblioth`eque Charpentier
Les confessions de J.-J. Rousseau.
in French - Nouv. éd.,
Cover of: Jean Jacques Rousseaus bekännelser
1912, Bonnier
Jean Jacques Rousseaus bekännelser
in Swedish
Cover of: The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1923, A.A. Knopf
The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: Confessions
1923, Knopf
Confessions
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1924, Grant Richards
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: Les confessions de J. J. Rousseau.
1925, Flammarion
Les confessions de J. J. Rousseau.
in French
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1928, Brentano's
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions.
1928, Tudor Pub. Co.
The confessions.
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Cover of: Ḳonfesyon
1930, Farlag "Yidish", Farkoyf Gez. "Tsentral"
Ḳonfesyon
in Yiddish
Cover of: Confessions
1931, Dent
Confessions
Cover of: Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
1931, J.M. Dent & sons, ltd.
Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions.
1933, Dent
The confessions.
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
1936, Tudor Pub. Co.
The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of J. J. Rousseau
1938, The Nonesuch press
The confessions of J. J. Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
1938, The Bibliophilist Society
The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of J.J. Rousseau
1938, Nonesuch Press
The confessions of J.J. Rousseau
in English
Cover of: Confessions
1938, Larousse
Confessions
in French
Cover of: The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
1945, Modern Library
The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
in English
Cover of: The confessions
1945, Modern Library
The confessions
in English
Cover of: Les confessions [et] Les rêveries du promeneur solitaire.
Cover of: Les confessions.
1952, Garnier frères
Les confessions.
in French - Éd. intégrale, publiée sur le texte autographe conservé à la Bibliothèque de Genève, précédée d'une introd. e suivie de notes et d'un index par Ad. van Bever.
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1953, Penguin
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1953, Penguin Books
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1953, Penguin Books
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The Confessions (Penguin Classics)
August 30, 1953, Penguin Classics
The Confessions (Penguin Classics)
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1953, Penguin Books
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1954, Penguin Books
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1955, Heritage Press
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
1955, Limited Editions Club
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1955, The Heritage Press
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1955, Heritage Press
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1955, Heritage Press
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1955, Heritage Press
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1955, Limited Editions Club
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: Confessions
1955, American Heritage Press
Confessions
in English
Cover of: The Confessions
1955, Heritage Press
The Confessions
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1955, The Heritage Press
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
1955, The Heritage Press
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
in English
Cover of: Confessions.
1957, Pocket Books
Confessions.
in English
Cover of: Confessions
1960, Larousse
Confessions
in French
Cover of: Confessions
1960, Larousse
Confessions
in French
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1964, Dent
Confessions.
in English
Cover of: The confessions.
1965, Washington Square Press
The confessions.
in English
Cover of: The confessions.
1965, Washington Square Press
The confessions.
in English
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1970, Penguin
The confessions
in English
Cover of: Confessions.
1971, Penguin
Confessions.
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
1973, Penguin Books
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
1973, Penguin Books
The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
in English
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1980, Easton Press
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English - Collector's ed.
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1980, Easton Press
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English - Collector's ed.
Cover of: The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1980, Easton Press
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in English - Collector's ed.
Cover of: Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
June 1986, Norwood Editions
Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Confessions
May 1992, Random House Trade
Confessions
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Confessions
1992, Knopf
Confessions
in English
Cover of: The Confessions
June 1995, Blackstone Audiobooks
The Confessions
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: The confessions
1995, Published by University Press of New England [for] Dartmouth College
The confessions
in English
Cover of: Chan hui lu
1995, Yi lin chu ban she
Chan hui lu
in Chinese - 880-02 Di 1 ban.
Cover of: The confessions.
1996, Wordsworth Edns.
The confessions.
in Undetermined
Cover of: Confessions
2000, Oxford University Press
Confessions
in English
Cover of: The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau
February 2002, IndyPublish.com
The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau
February 2002, IndyPublish.com
The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Confessions Of J. J. Rousseau
June 16, 2004, IndyPublish.com
The Confessions Of J. J. Rousseau
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
June 30, 2005, Kessinger Publishing
The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
Paperback in English

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