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1793

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St. Preux shows Julie the place where he had carved her initials into the rock at "the sanctuary of two lovers who alone had escaped nature’s cataclysm.” Behind them a range of inaccessible cliffs separated them from "that part of the Alps which is named les glacières, because enormous crests of ice that are constantly spreading have covered them since the world began.” This illustration for La nouvelle Héloïse appeared in an edition of Rousseau's collected works in the 1790s.

Source: Engraved illustrations for Les Oeuvres de J.-J. Rousseau (Paris, 1793-1800), Typ 715.93.753, Houghton Library, Harvard University, http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/002653469/catalog


Keywords

Rousseau, Nouvelle Héloïse, Julie, St. Preux, Glaciers

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