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Humanist, skeptic, acute observer of himself and others, Michel de Montaigne (1533—92) was the first to use the term “essay” to refer to the form he pioneered, and he has remained one of its most famous practitioners. He reflected on the great themes of existence in his wise and engaging writings, his subjects ranging from proper conversation and good reading, to the raising of children and the endurance of pain, from solitude, destiny, time, and custom, to truth, consciousness, and death. Having stood the test of time, his essays continue to influence writers nearly five hundred years later.

 

Also included in this complete edition of his works are Montaigne’s letters and his travel journal, fascinating records of the experiences and contemplations that would shape and infuse his essays. Montaigne speaks to us always in a personal voice in which his virtues of tolerance, moderation, and understanding are dazzlingly manifest.

 

Donald M. Frame’s masterful translation is widely acknowledged to be the classic English version.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxx-xxxi).

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The great themes of existence are explored in the only single-volume edition of the complete works--essays, letters, and travel journals--of Michel de Montaigne, the father, and unsurpassed practitioner, of the essay. Ribbon marker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400040216
Translator:
Frame, Donald M.
Introduction:
Hampshire, Stuart
Author:
Montaigne, Michel de
Author:
Hampshire, Stuart
Author:
Montaigne, Michel
Author:
Frame, Donald M.
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
403
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1392
Dimensions:
8.30x5.20x2.43 in. 2.71 lbs.

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