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MONTAIGNE / essays (Complete with Table of Contents) [Kindle Edition]

Michel de Montaigne
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Complete with Table of Contents

“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”
(Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays)

Imagine someone who has the most enlightened thoughts in a wide variety of topics whether you read it for pleasure or for serious study. That's Montaigne.

Because this book is provided with a Table of Contents, you can easily access the essays you're most interested in with your Kindle.

Take a look at some essay's titles available in this kindle book:

  • Of a Monstrous Child

  • Of Age

  • Of Ancient Customs

  • Of Anger

  • Of Books

  • Of Cannibals

  • Of Coaches

  • Of Conscience

  • Of Constancy

  • Of Cripples

  • Of Cruelty

  • Of Custom, and that We Should Not Easily Change a Law Received

  • Of Diversion

  • Of Drunkenness

  • Of Experience

  • Of Fear

  • Of Friendship

  • Of Giving the Lie

  • Of Glory

  • Of Idleness

  • Of Ill Means Employed to a Good End

  • Of Judging of the Death of Another

  • Of Liars

  • Of Liberty of Conscience

  • Of Managing the Will

  • Of Moderation

  • Of Names

  • Of One Defect in Our Government

  • Of Pedantry

  • Of Physiognomy

  • Of Posting

  • Of Prayers

  • Of Presumption

  • Of Profit and Honesty

  • Of Prognostications

  • Of Quick or Slow Speech

  • Of Recompenses of Honour

  • Of Repentance

  • Of Sleep

  • Of Smells

  • Of Solitude

  • Of Sorrow

  • Of Sumptuary Laws

  • Of the Affection of Fathers to Their Children

  • Of the Art of Conference

  • Of the Custom of Wearing Clothes

  • Of the Education of Children

  • Of the Force of Imagination

  • Of the Inconstancy of Our Actions

  • Of the Inconvenience of Greatness

  • Of the Inequality Amoungst Us

  • Of the Most Excellent Men

  • Of the Parsimony of the Ancients

  • Of the Punishment of Cowardice

  • Of the Resemblance of Children to Their Fathers

  • Of the Uncertainty of Our Judgment

  • Of the Vanity of Words

  • Of Three Commerces

  • Of Three Good Women

  • Of Thumbs

  • Of Vain Subtleties

  • Of Vanity

  • Of Virtue

  • Of War Horses, or Destriers

    • And you will find many, many other topics because this book contains Montaigne's complete essays. Imagine something important and it's very likely that Montaigne has written an essay about it.

      “When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.”
      (Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays)

      Do as Montaigne: run to this book, because it will banish the clouds from your mind as it did for the following remarkable people.

      “No book before or since was ever so much to me as Montaigne's essays.”
      (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

      “You ask me what to read. Read Montaigne."
      (Gustave Flaubert)

Product Details

  • File Size: 2186 KB
  • Print Length: 1427 pages
  • Publisher: POPULAR CLASSICAL BOOKS (October 8, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The essays of Michel de Montaigne, who lived from 1533 to 1592, is a universal classic that created a new literary genre and is one of the founding works of modern philosophy. Despite the depth and erudition of the author's writing, Montaigne's essays remain a work accessible and enjoyable, gaining my attention because addresses topics of current and general interest, such as education of children, love, marriage, war, fear, cruelty, loneliness, addiction, religion and preparation for death. This book is not recommended for fast readers, but a reflexive reader will really enjoy this book. Reading Montaigne's essays made me rethink many things in my life. Not all essays are for everybody, and you may feel free to jump one or another. Sometimes, the ideas are not easy to grasp, but the effort is worth. Montaigne has become a good friend of mine and I recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand himself and humanity.
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1.0 out of 5 stars not a good translation. January 8, 2014
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That's all I can say. The text is nearly incomprehensible. Sentences running on and on.... I once had a hard copy of Montaigne's essays and thought this would be of the same caliber. I was, of course, wrong.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Horrendously bad translation June 28, 2014
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This is the notorious 1887 Charles Cotton translation -- undocumented in the title. ANY translation but this! Incomprehensibly incoherent. Egads!
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5.0 out of 5 stars montaigne's essays June 2, 2013
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This is a work that I first read in college and was captured by the practical good sense he displayed. I revisit the work every few years and feel at this point I've become a close friend of his. Donald Murdoch Frame, a now deceased Harvard scholar, has translated both the essays and notebooks into English and has as well, written a very good biography of the man which I include in my rereading. I include Blaise Pascal's Pensees as well, a pairing I first encountered in Gilbert Highet's book entitled The Classical Tradition. I am glad to recommend this habit to any soul wanting to learn, and continue to learn. Thanks
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star September 20, 2014
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Very badly mangled text in this edition
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ahh, Montaigne August 27, 2013
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Montaigne is a kindred spirit of mine. The man is brilliant. And that is all there is too it. One note: The ideas and philosophy/disuccsion of his makes me smile at every other turn of the page. Warning: maybe it is the conversion from French to English (i don't know, i'm a poor and pathetic monoliguist), but it seems excessively wordy sometimes (yeah, i know how that sounds) but he gives you a history lesson with every lecture. Ahhh, Montaigne! You mad mad genius.
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