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Essays a Selection




Price: $22.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780140446029
Published: August 1993

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A selection of Montaigne's highly original essays on a variety of subjects - from coaches to cannibals

To overcome a crisis of melancholy after the death of his father, Montaigne withdrew to his country estates and began to write, and in the highly original essays that resulted he discussed themes such as fathers and children, conscience and cowardice, coaches and cannibals, and, above all, himself. On Some Lines of Virgil opens out into a frank discussion of sexuality and makes a revolutionary case for the equality of the sexes. In On Experience he superbly propounds his thoughts on the right way to live, while other essays touch on issues of an age struggling with religious and intellectual strife, with France torn apart by civil war. These diverse subjects are united by Montaigne's distinctive voice - that of a tolerant man, sceptical, humane, often humorous and utterly honest in his pursuit of the truth.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780140446029
Published: August 1993

Number of pages: 480
Width: 130 mm
Height: 198 mm
Depth: 20 mm

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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