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Montaigne: Essays: A Selection (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

These essays from the 16th-century writer Michel de Montaigne, reveal the distinctive voice of Montaigne, a tolerant man, sceptical, humane, often humorous, yet utterly honest in his pursuit of truth.

Review:

"Screech's translation brilliantly captures the directness, energy, and pithiness of Montaigne's writing." The Christian Science Monitor.

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Note on the Text

The Annotations

Note on the Translation

Explanation of the Symbols

THE ESSAYS: A SELECTION To the Reader

Book I

1. We reach the same end by discrepant means

8. On idleness

16. On punishing cowardice

18. On fear

20. To philosophize is to learn how to die

26. On educating children

27. That it is madness to judge the true and false from our own capacities

31. On the Cannibals

32. Judgements on God's ordinances must be embarked upon with prudence

39. On solitude

56. On prayer

57. On the length of life

Book II

1. On the inconstancy of our actions

2. On drunkenness

5. On conscience

8. On the affection of fathers for their children

11. On cruelty

32. In defence of Seneca and Plutarch

35. On three good wives

37. On the resemblance of children to their fathers

Book III

2. On repenting

3. On three kinds of social intercourse

5. On some lines of Virgil

6. On coaches

11. On the lame

13. On experience

Index

Summary of the Symbols

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140446029
Author:
Montaigne, Michel de
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Screech, M. A.
Author:
Screech, M. A.
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
French essays
Subject:
Montaigne, michel de, 1533-1592
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
I
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.76x5.12x.85 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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