“Screech’s translation brilliantly captures the directness, energy, and pithiness of Montaigne’s writing.”—The Christian Science Monitor.
Table of Contents
Introduction To the Reader
Book One 7. That our actions should be judged by our intentions 8. On idleness 9. On liars 10. That no man should be called happy until after his death 21. On the power of the imagination 22. That one man’s profit is another’s loss 26. On the education of children 27. That it is folly to measure truth and error by our own capacity 28. On friendship 31. On cannibals 36. On the custom of wearing clothes 47. On the uncertainty of our judgement 50. On Democritus and Heraclitus 55. On smells
Book Two 8. On the affection of fathers for their children 10. On books 11. On cruelty 17. On presumption 28. All things have their season 32. A defence of Seneca and Plutarch
Book Three 2. On repentance 3. On three kinds of relationships 6. On vehicles 8. On the art of conversation 12. On physiognomy 13. On experience