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    DescriptionIn 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. Above all, Montaigne studied himself to find his own inner nature and that of humanity. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature. An insight into a wise Renaissance mind, they continue to engage, enlighten and entertain modern readers.


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    Title
    The Complete Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michel de Montaigne, Translated by M. A. Screech
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1360
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 916 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140446043
    ISBN 10: 0140446044
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI037000
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    B&T Approval Code: A24244040
    LC classification: PQ1642.E5 S37 1993
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    LC classification: PQ1642.E5S
    BIC subject category V2: 2ACD
    Thema V1.0: DNL, QDHF
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    07 September 1993
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Born in 1533, Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586. Dr M.A. Screech is regarded as the world's greatest authority on Montaigne.