The translator

Philip Stewart is the Benjamin E. Powell professor emeritus of French and Literature at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, the most recent ones being L’Invention du sentiment: roman et économie affective au XVIIIe siècle (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, SVEC 2010:02) and Éditer Rousseau: enjeux d’un corpus (1750-2012) (Lyon: ENS Éditions, 2012).

He is one of the team of scholars preparing the ongoing publication, under the general direction of Catherine Volpilhac-Auger and Pierre Rétat, of Montesquieu’s Œuvres complètes, having co-edited volume I: Lettres persanes and now completing the third volume of Correspondance. He has also published the Classiques Garnier edition of Lettres persanes and the Correspondance choisie.

His previous translations include the Montesquieu Dictionary, Rousseau’s Julie or the new Heloise (with Jean Vaché), and the first complete English translation of Prévost’s Prévost’s Le Philosophe anglais, ou histoire de M. Cleveland, fils naturel de Cromwell (1732–1738).