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Jacques the Fatalist (1796) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work has been adapted as the following works :
     Jacques and His Master (1981) [Play]
      Author: Milan Kundera

Notes:

  • Though originally published posthumously in 1796, Diderot began work on the text in 1760 and continued writing it for over a decade. He worked on it as a personal project and never intended on having it published.

Edition #1: Jacques the Fatalist

Jacques the Fatalist (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: David Coward
Introduction by: David Coward
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Manifested in:

Jacques the Fatalist (September 1999)

Place of publication: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192838742
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.6 x 0.6
Pages: 298

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Edition #2: Jacques the Fatalist and His Master

Jacques the Fatalist and His Master (1986)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Michael Henry
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Manifested in:

Jacques the Fatalist and His Master (May 1986)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140444728
Dimensions: 5.4 x 7.6 x 0.8 in
Pages: 261
Notes: Introduction and notes by Martin Hall
Cover: portrait of Diderot by L. M. van Loo

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Edition #3: Jack the Fatalist and His Master

Jack the Fatalist and His Master (1984)
Edition Details:

Published as part of series: American University Studies, Series II, Romance Languages and Literature, Volume 8

Language: English

Translated by: Wesley D. Camp
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Jack the Fatalist and His Master (May 1984)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820400761
Dimensions: 6.2 x 8.8 x 0.8 in
Pages: 206

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Edition #4: Jacques the Fatalist and His Master

Jacques the Fatalist and His Master (1959)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: J. Robert Loy
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Manifested in:

Jacques the Fatalist and His Master (1979)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393009033
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 in
Pages: 289

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