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This new translation of Montaigne's immortal Essays received great acclaim when it was first published in The Complete Works of Montaigne in the 1957 edition. The New York Times said, "It is a matter for rejoicing that we now have available a new translation that offers definite advantages over even the best of its predecessors," and The New Republic stated that this edition gives "a more adequate idea of Montaigne's manner, his straight and unpretentious style, than any of the half-dozen previous English translations."

In his Essays Montaigne warns us from the outset that he has set himself "no gal but a domestic and private one"; yet he is one author whose modernity and universality have been acclaimed by each age since he wrote. Probing into his emotions, attitudes, and behavior, Montaigne reveals to us much about ourselves.

As new editions of the Essays were published during his lifetime, Montaigne interpolated many new passages—often of considerable length. This volume indicates the strata of composition, so that the reader may follow the development of Montaigne's thought over the years. The detailed index provides a convenient means of locating the many famous passages that occur throughout the work.

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The works of the French essayist reflect his views of morality, society, and customs in the late sixteenth century.

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In his Essays Montaigne warns us from the outset that he has set himself 'no goal but a domestic and private one' yet he is one author whose modernity and universality have been acclaimed by each age since he wrote. Probing into his emotions, attitudes, and behavior, Montaigne reveals to us much about ourselves.

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Books seem to come to us as needed. The Montaigne essays took their sweet time with me, but I have no complaints. May they do the same for you, as I believe (as do many others, mostly far more known and notable than me) is likely the case. Still staggering to realize how immediate they are, nearly 450 years later.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804704861
Translator:
Frame, Donald M.
Author:
Frame, Donald M.
Translator:
Frame, Donald
Author:
Michel Eyquem , Montaigne
Author:
Montaigne, Michel
Author:
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem
Author:
Montaigne Michel Eyquem
Author:
Donald , Frame
Author:
Montaigne, Michel de
Author:
Frame, Donald
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Location:
Stanford, Calif. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Study Guides
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
European
Subject:
Modern - Renaissance Era
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern - Renaissance Era
Subject:
Montaigne, Michel de
Subject:
French essays -- Examinations -- Study guides.
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
171100
Publication Date:
19580631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
908
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 2 in

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