The Complete Works

The Complete Works

Essays, Travel Journal, Letters

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The complete works of Michel de Monaigne, including essays, letters, and travel journals of the father and unsurpassed practitioner of the essay. 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 masterly 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 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. The translation is widely acknowledged to be the classic English version.
Published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2003.
ISBN: 9781400040216
Branch Call Number: 844.3 MON
Characteristics: li, 1336 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Frame, Donald Murdoch 1911-1991.


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Jun 07, 2016

“There is nothing more notable in Socrates than he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it was time well spent.” - Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592)


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