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Author: Michel de Montaigne; M A Screech
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. In 1572 Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'assays', inspired by the ideas he found in books contained in his library and from his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Essays
Named Person: Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel de Montaigne; M A Screech
ISBN: 9780140446043 0140446044
OCLC Number: 61165338
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Previously published: 1991. With corrections and a new chronology.
Description: lxii, 1283 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Essais.
Responsibility: Michel de Montaigne ; translated and edited with an introduction and notes by M.A. Screech.
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Containing various essays, this work discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience.  Read more...

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