The Written And Printed Word


Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1776
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     The complete title for this book is: Oeuvres De J.J. Rousseau, Contenant JULIE, OU LA NOUVELLE HELOISE. LETTRES DE DEUX AMANTS, Habitants D'une Petite Ville Au Pied Des Alpes, Recueillies Et Publiees Par J.J. Rousseau. Seconde Edition originale, revue & corrigee par l'Editeur. Tome Premier & Tome Second. Translated, the title reads Julie, or, the new Heloise ~ Letters of two lovers who live in a small town at the foot of the Alps.
     This book was published in Amsterdam, Chez Marc-Michel Rey. This volume is noted in the title as consisting of the first and second volumes of the Second Edition. The edition consisted of a total of six volumes. The first edition was published in Amsterdam in 1761, and in that same year it was published in Dublin and in London. It was an instant "best-seller".
      Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born on June 28, 1712, in Geneva, Switzerland. He displayed a passion, early on for reading and writing and also became an accomplished opera composer. He died on 02 July 1778 near Paris.