Analytical paper on Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The Reveries of the Solitary Walker

Analytical paper on Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s The Reveries of the Solitary Walker

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This is an open topic analytical paper on Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s The Reveries of the Solitary Walker, so you can choose whatever aspect of the book and define a question that you want to investigate.
For example: Rousseau’s forced to escape to the nature not because he loves nature, but because he could no longer fit in the contemporary society.
Something like that

It is better if you can include the hitorical context of the book and the autobiography of the author, Rousseau.I have already found some sources that you can use and refer to.

A Bibliography of Eighteenth-Century English Editions of J.-J. Warner, James H Philological Quarterly; Jan 1, 1934; 13, MLA International Bibliography pg. 225
VOLUME XIII JULY, 1934 NUMBER 3
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY
ENGLISH EDITIONS OF J.-J ‘. ROUSSEAU, WITH
NOTES ON” THE EARLY DIFFUSION
OF HIS WRITINGS
By JAMES H. WARNER
Arkansas State College (Monticello)
The purposes of this article are to provide a much more extensive
bibliography of the eighteenth-century editions of Jean Jacques Rous-
seau in England than has existed hitherto, and to throw additional
light on the question of the familiarity of the eighteenth-century
English public with the writings of that famous sentimentalist.1 I
have not attempted to determine the elusive, if not incommensurable,
extent of Rousseau’s influence; but an examination of the diffusion
of his works in England will probably be helpful in considering that
problem.
The first phase of the question to be clarified is, of course, the
chronology of the translation of Rousseau’s writings into English.
To that end I have listed in the left-hand column of the following
chart the dates of original publication,2 and in the right-hand column
the dates of first appearance in translated form. Asterisks signify
that the works so marked were issued as parts of collected editions
or in periodicals.
1For material on the diffusion of two of Rousseau’s earlier productions, see
my article, “The Reaction in Eighteenth-Century England to Rousseau’s two
Discours” (P.M.L.A., xlviii [1933], 471-88). This article also cites other studies
of various phases of the reception which the English accorded Rousseau in the
eighteenth century.
2Authority for the dates of original publication is taken from at least one of
the following works: Gustave Lanson, article on Rousseau in La grands me
cyclopédie (Paris, 1886-1902); G. Lanson, Manuel bibliographiquc de la Iittérature
frangaa’se (Paris, 1910-14); L. I. Courtois, “Chronologie critique de la vie ‘et les
oeuvres de Jean Jacques Rousseau,” Annales de la société de Jean- Jacques
Rousseau, xv (1923), 1-366; Théophile A. Dufour, Recherches bibliographiques
sur les oeuvres imprimées do I. J. Rousseau, ed. Pierre- Paul Plan (Paris, 1925);
or title pages of original editions (see citations in bibliography below).
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