Confessions, volumes 3 and 4


Read by Martin Geeson

(4.2 stars; 6 reviews)

“The smallest, the most trifling pleasure that is conveniently within my reach, tempts me more than all the joys of paradise.”

Here again is the youthful, hero-worshipping Jean-Jacques – displaying an emotional immaturity that leads him into picaresque escapades in the company of transients and misfits, always ending in reunion with mother-surrogate Madame de Warens.

In a literally unprecedented gesture of self-revelation, Rousseau opens Volume 3 exposing himself indecently in dark alleyways. This 1903 edition fails to appreciate the humorous strangeness of the passage and removes it to protect the reader. (Summary by Martin Geeson)

(5 hr 23 min)

Chapters

01 - Vol. 3: "Leaving the service of Mme de V..." 17:45 Read by Martin Geeson
02 - "Mlle de Breil was about my own age..." 17:24 Read by Martin Geeson
03 - "There were at Turin several new converts..." 16:49 Read by Martin Geeson
04 - "How did my heart beat..." 18:48 Read by Martin Geeson
05 - "I never recollect to have enjoyed the future..." 14:15 Read by Martin Geeson
06 - "This life was too delightful..." 18:44 Read by Martin Geeson
07 - "What a change! but I was obliged..." 15:42 Read by Martin Geeson
08 - "I was destined to be the outcast..." 19:41 Read by Martin Geeson
09 - "The Chapter of Geneva..." 18:19 Read by Martin Geeson
10 - Vol. 4: "Let anyone judge my surprise..." 18:31 Read by Martin Geeson
11 - "Arrived at Toune, and myself well dried..." 17:12 Read by Martin Geeson
12 - "One morning, when he expected to give audience..." 18:54 Read by Martin Geeson
13 - "I did not return to Nion..." 17:18 Read by Martin Geeson
14 - "It is a long time since I mentioned..." 16:24 Read by Martin Geeson
15 - "We began our expedition unsuccessfully..." 18:19 Read by Martin Geeson
16 - "How much did Paris disappoint..." 18:57 Read by Martin Geeson
17 - "One day, among others..." 19:13 Read by Martin Geeson
18 - "I remained at Lyon seven or eight days..." 20:48 Read by Martin Geeson

Reviews

Excellent!

(5 stars)

Excellent reading! And interesting second installment in Rousseau's confessions. Helps to understand the development of the character of his younger self. Looking forward to the next part!

I can't look away...

(4.5 stars)

There is something very really about this that draws one in....