Jean-Paul Marat Bibliography

The Chains of Slavery 1773
A translation appeared in 1774.
A Philosophical Essay on Man 1773
Marat’s first published work, it subsequently appeared in a three-volume translation entitled De l’Homme, published in Amsterdam in 1775.
Declaration of the Rights of Man 1789
“Every man at birth brings into the world his needs, a capacity to meet them, to reproduce, a constant desire for happiness and a limitless love of himself, an imperious sentiment upon which hangs the preservation of the human race, but which is also a fertile source of quarrels, fights, violence, outrage and murder, in short, of all the disorders which seem to disturb the order of nature and really do disturb the order of society.” (From the opening of the draft submitted to the National Assembly in August).