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Essays
     

Essays

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by Michel de Montaigne, M. A. Screech (Translator)
 

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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,

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141389646
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/06/2013
Series:
A Penguin Classics Hardcover Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
11.80(w) x 16.20(h) x 2.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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Essays 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
JonahW More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if you buy this publication of Montaigne's Essays you will not be disappointed: a joy to behold.
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