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Solomon Maimon

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Translator's Preface,
Introduction.—State of Poland in last century,
I.—My Grandfather's Housekeeping,
II.—First Reminiscences of Youth,
III.—Private Education and Independent Study,
IV.—Jewish Schools—The Joy of being released from them causes a Stiff Foot,
V.—My Family is driven into Misery, and an old Servant loses by his
great Faithfulness a Christian Burial,
VI.—New Abode, New Misery—The Talmudist,
VII.—Joy endureth but a little while,
VIII.—The Pupil knows more than the Teacher—A theft à la
Rousseau, which is discovered—"The ungodly provideth, and
[Pg vi]the righteous putteth it on,"
IX.—Love Affairs and Matrimonial Proposals—The
Song of Solomon may be used in the service
of Matchmaking—A new Modus Lucrandi—Smallpox,
X.—I become an object of Contention, get two Wives
at once, and am kidnapped at last,
XI.—My Marriage in my eleventh Year makes me the
Slave of my Wife, and procures for me
Cudgellings from my Mother-in-Law—A
Ghost of Flesh and Blood,
XII.—The Secrets of the Marriage State—Prince
Radzivil, or what is not all allowed in
XIII.—Endeavour after mental Culture amid ceaseless
Struggles with Misery of every Kind,
XIV.—I study the Cabbalah, and become at last a
XV.—A brief Exposition of the Jewish Religion from
its Origin down to the most recent Times,
XVI.—Jewish Piety and Penances,
XVII.—Friendship and Enthusiasm,
XVIII.—The Life of a Family Tutor,
XIX.—Also on a Secret Society, and therefore a Long
XX.—Continuation of the Former, and also Something
[Pg vii]about Religious Mysteries,
XXI.—Journeys to Königsberg, Stettin, and Berlin, for
the purpose of extending my Knowledge of
XXII.—Deepest Stage of Misery, and Deliverance,
XXIII.—Arrival in Berlin—Acquaintances—Mendelssohn—Desperate
Study of Metaphysics—Doubts—Lectures
on Locke and Adelung,
XXIV.—Mendelssohn—A Chapter devoted to the Memory
of a worthy Friend,
XXV.—My Aversion at first for Belles Lettres, and my
subsequent Conversion—Departure from Berlin—Sojourn
in Hamburg—I drown myself in
the same way as a bad Actor shoots himself—An
old Fool of a Woman falls in Love with
me, but her Addresses are rejected,
XXVI.—I return to Hamburg—A Lutheran Pastor
pronounces me to be a scabby Sheep, and
unworthy of Admission into the Christian
Fold—I enter the Gymnasium, and frighten
the Chief Rabbi out of his Wits,
XXVII.—Third journey to Berlin—Frustrated Plan of
Hebrew Authorship—Journey to Breslau—Divorce,
XXVIII.—Fourth journey to Berlin—Unfortunate
circumstances—Help—Study of Kant's Writings—Characteristic
of my own Works,
Concluding Chapter
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014511216
  • Publisher: VolumesOfValue
  • Publication date: 10/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
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