“Screech’s translation brilliantly captures the directness, energy, and pithiness of Montaigne’s writing.”—The Christian Science Monitor.
Table of Contents
Introduction Note on the Text The Annotations Note on the Translation Explanation of the Symbols
THE ESSAYS: A SELECTION
To the Reader
Book I 1. We reach the same end by discrepant means 8. On idleness 16. On punishing cowardice 18. On fear 20. To philosophize is to learn how to die 26. On educating children 27. That it is madness to judge the true and false from our own capacities 31. On the Cannibals 32. Judgements on God’s ordinances must be embarked upon with prudence 39. On solitude 56. On prayer 57. On the length of life
Book II 1. On the inconstancy of our actions 2. On drunkenness 5. On conscience 8. On the affection of fathers for their children 11. On cruelty 32. In defence of Seneca and Plutarch 35. On three good wives 37. On the resemblance of children to their fathers
Book III 2. On repenting 3. On three kinds of social intercourse 5. On some lines of Virgil 6. On coaches 11. On the lame 13. On experience