Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Beacon Lights of History, Volume 13

Great Writers; Dr Lord's Uncompleted Plan, Supplemented with Essays by Emerson, Macaulay, Hedge, and Mercer Adam

Cover image for


Author: John Lord
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 103,332 / 308 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,273
Added to site: 2005.11.28 11734
Genre: History

genuine and passionate lover of Nature; recognizing in his principles of conduct no duties that could conflict with personal inclinations; born in democratic and freedom-loving Switzerland, and early imbued through his reading of German and English writers with ideas of liberty,--which in those conservative lands were wholesome,--he distilled these ideas into charming literary creations that were eagerly read by the restless minds of France and wrought in them political frenzy. The reforms he projected grew out of his theories of the "rights" of man, without reference to the duties that limit those rights; and his appeal for their support to men's passions and selfish instincts and to a sentimental philosophy, in an age of irreligion and immorality, aroused a political tempest which he little contemplated.

In an age so infidel and brilliant as that which preceded the French Revolution, the writings of Rousseau had a peculiar charm, and produced a great effect even on men who despised his character and ign



Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Denitta Ward
Wen Denitta Ward isn't supporting world-changing research in her day job, she enjoys researching history and writing fascinating novels set in the past. As our Author of the Day, Ward introduces us to Prohibition Cocktails - 21 secrets and recipes from the Roaring Twenties. She explains in which way this is a companion book to Somewhere Still, talks about how her mother inspired this book and reveals a cocktail secret or two.
Read full interview...