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The Essays of Montaigne, Complete (Annotated)
     

The Essays of Montaigne, Complete (Annotated)

by Michel de Montaigne
 

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The Essays of Michel de Montaigne are contained in three novels and a hundred and seven chapters of varying length. Montaigne's stated design in writing, publishing and revising the Essays over the period from approximately 1570 to 1592 was to record for the 'private benefit of friends and kinsmen ... some traits of my character and of my humours.' The Essays were

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The Essays of Michel de Montaigne are contained in three novels and a hundred and seven chapters of varying length. Montaigne's stated design in writing, publishing and revising the Essays over the period from approximately 1570 to 1592 was to record for the 'private benefit of friends and kinsmen ... some traits of my character and of my humours.' The Essays were first published in 1580 and cover a wide range of topics. As Essai is French for "trial" or "attempt", so Montaigne attempted to explore his thoughts, his life and learning in written form. His essays are widely regarded as the predecessor of the modern essay: a focused treatment of issues, events and concerns past, present and future.
This edition has been formatted for your NOOK, with an active table of contents. It has also been annotated, with additional information about the essays and its author, including an overview, information on style, content, and chronology, and information on the life of Michel de Montaigne.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150558380
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
11/17/2014
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,109,174
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was one of the most important writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual exercises with casual anecdotes and autobiography�and his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts" or "Trials") contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers all over the world, including Ren� Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Albert Hirschman, William Hazlitt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer, Isaac Asimov, and possibly on the later works of William Shakespeare.

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