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Denis Diderot was among the greatest writers of the Enlightenment, and in Jacques the Fatalist he brilliantly challenged the artificialities of conventional French fiction of his age. Riding through France with his master, the servant Jacques appears to act as though he is truly free in a world of dizzying variety and unpredictability.

Characters emerge and disappear as the pair travel across the country, and tales begin and are submerged by greater stories, to reveal a panoramic view of eighteenth-century society.

But while Jacques seems to choose his own path, he remains convinced of one philosophical belief: that every decision he makes, however whimsical, is wholly predetermined. Brilliantly original in style, it is one of the greatest precursors to post-modern literature. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Denis Diderot was born at Langres in eastern France in , the son of a master cutler. He was originally destined for the Church but rebelled and persuaded his father to allow him to complete his education in Paris, where… More about Denis Diderot. Category: Historical Fiction Fiction Classics. Add to Cart. Also available from:.

Paperback —. About Jacques the Fatalist and His Master Denis Diderot was among the greatest writers of the Enlightenment, and in Jacques the Fatalist he brilliantly challenged the artificialities of conventional French fiction of his age. Also by Denis Diderot. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Related Articles. Looking for More Great Reads? Download Hi Res. Jacques the Fatalist and His Master. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

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The first French edition was published posthumously in , but it was known earlier in Germany, thanks to Schiller 's partial translation, which appeared in and was retranslated into French in , as well as Mylius's complete German version of The main subject of the book is the relationship between the valet Jacques and his master, who is never named. The two are traveling to a destination the narrator leaves vague, and to dispel the boredom of the journey Jacques is compelled by his master to recount the story of his loves. However, Jacques's story is continually interrupted by other characters and various comic mishaps. Other characters in the book tell their own stories and they, too, are continually interrupted.

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Denis Diderot was among the greatest writers of the Enlightenment, and in Jacques the Fatalist he brilliantly challenged the artificialities of conventional French fiction of his age. Riding through France with his master, the servant Jacques appears to act as though he is truly free in a world of dizzying variety and unpredictability. Characters emerge and disappear as the pair travel across the country, and tales begin and are submerged by greater stories, to reveal a panoramic view of eighteenth-century society. But while Jacques seems to choose his own path, he remains convinced of one philosophical belief: that every decision he makes, however whimsical, is wholly predetermined. Brilliantly original in style, it is one of the greatest precursors to post-modern literature.

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