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Montaigne's English journey : reading the essays in Shakespeare's day

Author: William M Hamlin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Montaigne's English Journey' provides a vivid account of the way in which English readers made sense of Montaigne's 'Essays' during the seventeenth century and how it influenced their own writing.
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Genre/Form: History
Translations
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Hamlin, William M.
Montaigne's English journey.
2014
Named Person: Michel de Montaigne; John Florio; Michel de Montaigne; John Florio; Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William M Hamlin
ISBN: 9780191764677 0191764671
OCLC Number: 940606295
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Introduction: Edified by the Margin ; Florio's Theatrical Montaigne ; Sexuality and Censorship in the Essayes ; On the Tyranny of 'Custome': Ideology and Appropriation ; From an English Montaigne to The Dutch Courtesan: Common Customers ; Montaignian Conscience and the Shakespearean God-Surrogate ; Maximising Montaigne ; Afterword: English Readership in the Wake of the Essayes ; Appendix A: British Library, Egerton MS 2982, Folios 22r-29v ; Appendix B: Folger Shakespeare Library, MS V.a.281, Folios 15r-34v ; Appendix C: British Library, Sloane MS 2903, Folios 1r-12r ; Appendix D: Census of Extant Seventeenth-Century Copies of Florio's Montaigne
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