The Complete Works of Michel de Montaigne: Introduction by Stuart Hampshire

The Complete Works of Michel de Montaigne: Introduction by Stuart Hampshire

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Author/Contributor(s): Montaigne, Michel ; Frame, Donald M ; Hampshire, Stuart
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Date: 04/29/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW

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.