Essays by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Essays by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

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To overcome a crisis of melancholy after the death of his father, Montaigne withdrew to his country estates and began to write, and in the highly original essays that resulted he discussed themes such as fathers and children, conscience and cowardice, coaches and cannibals, and, above all, himself. "On Some Lines of Virgil" opens out into a frank discussion of sexuality and makes a revolutionary case for the equality of the sexes. In "On Experience" he superbly propounds his thoughts on the right way to live, while other essays touch on issues of an age struggling with religious and intellectual strife, with France torn apart by civil war. These diverse subjects are united by Montaigne's distinctive voice - that of a tolerant man, sceptical, humane, often humorous and utterly honest in his pursuit of the truth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140446029
ISBN-10: 0140446028
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing, Paperback (February 2015)

Offers a selection of essays from a master of the genre exploring the contradictions inherent to human thought, words and actions.

Shakespeare's Montaigne by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Shakespeare's Montaigne, Paperback (June 2014)

This new edition of this seminal work, edited by Stephen Greenblatt and Peter G. Platt, features an adroitly modernized text, an essay in which Greenblatt discusses both the resemblances and real tensions between Montaigne's and Shakespeare's visions of the world, and Platt's introduction to the life and times of the extraordinary Florio.

Essays by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Essays, Hardback (November 2013)

Contains all of author's idiosyncratic and writings on subjects as varied as the virtues of solitude, the power of the imagination, the pleasures of reading, the importance of sleep and why we sometimes laugh and cry at the same things.

Five Essays by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Five Essays, Paperback (January 2013)

Originally published in 1922, this volume contains five of John Florio's renowned English translations of Montaigne's essays.

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Author Biography - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Born in 1533, Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586. Dr M.A. Screech is regarded as the world's greatest authority on Montaigne.

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