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The Resource Jacques the fatalist and his master, Denis Diderot ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward

Jacques the fatalist and his master, Denis Diderot ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward

Label
Jacques the fatalist and his master
Title
Jacques the fatalist and his master
Statement of responsibility
Denis Diderot ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward
Title variation
Jacques the fatalist
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Jacques the Fatalist is Diderot's answer to the problem of existence. If human beings are determined by their genes and their environment, how can they claim to be free to want or do anything? Where are Jacques and his Master going? Are they simply occupying space, living mechanically until they die, believing erroneously that they are in charge of their Destiny? Diderot intervenes to cheat our expectations of what fiction should be and do, and behaves like a provocative, ironic, and unfailingly entertaining master of revels which finally show why Fate is not to be equated with doom." "In the introduction to this new translation, David Coward explains the philosophical basis of Diderot's fascination with Fate and shows why Jacques the Fatalist pioneers techniques of action which, two centuries on, novelists still regard as experimental."--Jacket
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Summary
An eighteenth-century picaresque novel in the genre made famous by Cervantes, Boccaccio, and Rabelais describes the escapades of a servant and his master traveling through France on horseback
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291321
Cataloging source
DLC
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1713-1784
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Diderot, Denis
Dewey number
843/.5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ1979.A65
LC item number
E5 1999
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1040
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Coward, David
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True
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Free will and determinism
  • Fate and fatalism
Target audience
adult
Label
Jacques the fatalist and his master, Denis Diderot ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39812354
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 258 pages
Isbn
9780199537952
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98031240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)39812354
Label
Jacques the fatalist and his master, Denis Diderot ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39812354
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 258 pages
Isbn
9780199537952
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98031240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)39812354

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