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|Title||:||Julie, or the New Heloise|
|Author||:||Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Philip Stewart, Jean Vache|
|Number of Pages||:||728|
|Category||:||Classics, Fiction, Philosophy|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Julie, or the New Heloise An elegant translation of one of the most popular novels of its time .
Rousseau s great epistolary novel Julie or the New Heloise has been virtually unavailable in English since In it Rousseau reconceptualized the relationship of the individual to the collective and articulated a new moral paradigm The story follows the fates and smoldering passions of Julie d Etange and St Preux a one time lover who re enters Julie s life at the invitation of her unsuspecting husband M de Wolmar .
The complex tones of this work made it a commercial success and a continental sensation when it first appeared in and its embodiment of Rousseau s system of thought in which feelings and intellect are intertwined redefined the function and form of fiction for decades As the characters negotiate a complex maze of passion and virtue their purity of soul and honest morality reveal as Rousseau writes in his preface the subtleties of heart of which this work is full .
A comprehensive introduction and careful annotations make this novel accessible to contemporary readers both as an embodiment of Rousseau s philosophy and as a portrayal of the tension and power inherent in domestic life