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Author Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.

Title Julie, or, The new Heloise : letters of two lovers who live in a small town at the foot of the Alps / translated and annotated by Philip Stewart and Jean Vaché
Published Hanover : Dartmouth College, ©1997


Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 728 pages) : map
Series The collected writings of Rousseau ; vol. 6
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778. Works. English. 1990 ; vol. 6.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Contents; Illustrations; Introduction; Note on the Translation; Notes on the Text and Engravings; Preface; Preface of the New Heloise or Conversation about Novels between the Editor and a Man of Letters; Second Preface; Part One; Part Two; Part Three; Part Four; Part Five; Part Six; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III; Appendix IV; Appendix V; Appendix VI; Editors' Notes; Index
Summary Rousseau's great epistolary novel, Julie, or the New Heloise, has been virtually unavailable in English since 1810. 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 reenters 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 1761, 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Love-letters.
French literature -- Translations into English.
love letters.
FICTION -- General.
French literature
Genre/Form Translations
Form Electronic book
Author Stewart, Philip, 1940-
Vaché, Jean
ISBN 9781584659655
Other Titles Nouvelle Héloïse. English
New Heloise