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A lavish hardcover collector’s edition of one of the most influential works ever written

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: How do you live? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel de Montaigne, who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thoughts and experiences unlike ...

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Overview

A lavish hardcover collector’s edition of one of the most influential works ever written

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: How do you live? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel de Montaigne, who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thoughts and experiences unlike anything written before, and in the process invented the genre of the essay.

Montaigne influenced many of the world’s greatest writers, from Shakespeare to Rousseau to Emerson to Christopher Hitchens, and readers still come to him more than four hundred years later in search of companionship, wisdom, and entertainment—and in search of themselves.

This beautiful, oversized, deluxe edition of Essays—bound in gold-lettered cloth, complete with a ribbon bookmark and full-sized facsimiles of Montaigne’s first folio pages—deserves to stand as a centerpiece in any personal library.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141389646
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics Hardcover
  • Publication date: 11/6/2013
  • Series: Hardcover Classics Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,373,368
  • Product dimensions: 11.80 (w) x 16.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592) was one of the most influential figures of the French Renaissance. He studied law and retired from public life at the age of thirty-eight to devote himself to reading, reflection, and composing the . He is credited with inventing the genre of the essay.

M. A. Screech is an emeritus fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is recognized as a world authority on the Renaissance and was inducted into the French Legion of Honor for his translation of Montaigne’s ˆ.

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Table of Contents

Of his task and theme 11
Of pedantism 19
Of the institution and education of children; to the Lady Diana of Foix, Countess of Gurson 35
It is folly to refer truth or falsehood to our sufficiency 85
Of friendship 91
Of solitariness 109
Of the inequality that is between us 125
Of the inconstancy of our actions 137
Of drunkenness 147
Of books 159
Of cruelty 177
We taste nothing purely 193
Of anger and choler 199
Of profit and honesty 209
Of repenting 223
Of three commerces or societies 241
How one ought to govern his will 257
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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    The page for this book says it is John M. Cohen's translation, b

    The page for this book says it is John M. Cohen's translation, but the NOOK edition (for which I paid $2.99) is Charles Cotton's translation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Good Version

    if you buy this publication of Montaigne's Essays you will not be disappointed: a joy to behold.

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