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Penguin strikes again with a wonderful new series called "Great Ideas" featuring 12 books by great thinkers dating back to the first millennium B.C.E. through the mid-20th century, covering art, politics, literature, philosophy, science, history, and more. Each slim paperback is individually designed, and all are affordable at $8.95. A great idea indeed. Snap 'em up! Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141018867
  • Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Sales rank: 598,035

Meet the Author

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 Essays.

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Table of Contents

1 On friendship 1
2 That it is madness to judge the true and the false from our own capacities 22
3 On the art of conversation 30
4 On idleness 68
5 On the affection of fathers for their children 71
6 On moderation 102
7 That we should not be deemed happy till after our death 111
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