Essays

Essays

Michel de Montaigne
Translator: John M. Cohen
Introduction by: John M. Cohen

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140178975
  • 416 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

“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

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