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The Complete Essays of Montaigne (107 annotated essays in 1 eBook + The Life of Montaigne + The Letters of Montaigne) [Kindle Edition]

Michel De Montaigne , William Carew Hazlitt , Charles Cotton
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Essays of Montaigne (107 annotated essays in 1 eBook + The Life of Montaigne + The Letters of Montaigne)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.


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Preface.; The Life of Montaigne; The Letters of Montaigne.; The Author to the Reader.; Book the First; That Men by Various Ways Arrive at the Same End.; Of Sorrow; That Our Affections Carry Themselves Beyond Us; That the Soul Expends its Passions Upon False Objects, where the True are Wanting; Whether the Governor of a Place Besieged Ought Himself to Go Out to Parley; That the Hour of Parley Dangerous; That the Intention is Judge of Our Actions; Of Idleness; Of Liars; Of Quick or Slow Speech; Of Prognostications; Of Constancy; The Ceremony of the Interview of Princes; That Men are Justly Punished for Being Obstinate in the Defence of a Fort that is Not in Reason to Be Defended; Of the Punishment of Cowardice; A Proceeding of Some Ambassadors; Of Fear; That Men are Not to Judge of Our Happiness Till After Death.; That to Study Philosopy is to Learn to Die; Of the Force of Imagination; That the Profit of One Man is the Damage of Another; Of Custom, and that We Should Not Easily Change a Law Received; Various Events from the Same Counsel; Of Pedantry; Of the Education of Children; That it is Folly to Measure Truth and Error by Our Own Capacity; Of Friendship; Nine and Twenty Sonnets of Estienne De La Boitie; Of Moderation; Of Cannibals; That a Man is Soberly to Judge of the Divine Ordinances; That We are to Avoid Pleasures, Even at the Expense of Life; That Fortune is Oftentimes Observed to Act by the Rule of Reason; Of One Defect in Our Government; Of the Custom of Wearing Clothes; Of Cato the Younger; That We Laugh and Cry for the Same Thing; Of Solitude; A Consideration Upon Cicero; That the Relish for Good and Evil Depends in Great Measure Upon the Opinion We have of Them; Not to Communicate a Man’s Honour; Of the Inequality Amoungst Us.; Of Sumptuary Laws; Of Sleep; Of the Battle of Dreux; Of Names; Of the Uncertainty of Our Judgment; Of War Horses, or Destriers; Of Ancient Customs; Of Democritus and Heraclitus; Of the Vanity of Words; Of the Parsimony of the Ancients; Of a Saying of Caesar; Of Vain Subtleties; Of Smells; Of Prayers; Of Age; Book the Second; Of the Inconstancy of Our Actions; Of Drunkenness; A Custom of the Isle of Cea; To-Morrow’s a New Day; Of Conscience; Use Makes Perfect; Of Recompenses...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1780 KB
  • Publisher: e-artnow; 1 edition (15 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GOWYNVU
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Table of contents not clear 11 Aug. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The Apology of Raimond de Sebonde is also available as a Kindle download, though at a (modest) price, not free. But: be sure and use the French form of the name - Raimond de Sebonde - or the search box will lead you to a distinctly un-cheap download of that same title.

The other caveat I would add is that the essays in this "complete" collection are not individually named in the table of contents, which just reads:

Preface
The Life of Montaigne
The Letters of Montaigne
The Author to the Reader
Book the First
Chapter 1
Chapter 2 [etc to 57]
Book the Second
Chapter 1 [to 36]
Book the Third
Chapter 1 [to 13]

So if you want to dip in and read individual pieces in random order, you won't have any way of knowing which is which without clicking through them all. Amazon appears to list the titles above (I haven't checked for accuracy) so you could tally them that way, but it may be less trouble to just scroll.

There is a note which says, "This eBook is an exact transcription of the original text." Since the editor was William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), you know you're not dealing with a modern publication. (Amazon tells us that the price was set by the publisher, which made me smile - 49 pence in those days certainly wasn't the bargain it is now.) Hazlitt is also responsible for the inexpensive version of the Apology of Raimond de Sebonde I cited above. Charles Cotton's dated style of translation for these volumes does not meet with universal praise, however.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Non-fiction writers listen up 21 Aug. 2014
By Book Vagabond, Ruth Castillo (OK) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Determined to learn the craft of creative non-fiction writing, I dutifully read one of Montaigne's essays in Phillip Lopate's excellent The Art of the Personal Essay, and I was hooked. First of all, Montaigne decided to quit his job and retire to a tower on his estate at the age of 38, which back in 1571 amounted to almost senior citizen status. Then he practically invented the essay when he bucked tradition and instead of writing objective stylized biographies, he wrote honestly about himself. I've only just started reading this book but I find his essays to be imaginative, funny, thought-provoking and courageous. He called them "Essais," which is French for "attempts." He has helped me to keep trying to find my writing self.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Table of contents is not clear 11 Aug. 2014
By Bonnie Shaljean - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Apology of Raimond de Sebonde is also available as a Kindle download, though at a (modest) price, not free. But: be sure and use the French form of the name - Raimond de Sebonde - or the search box will lead you to a distinctly un-cheap download of that same title.

The other caveat I would add is that the essays in this "complete" collection are not individually named in the table of contents, which just reads:

Preface
The Life of Montaigne
The Letters of Montaigne
The Author to the Reader
Book the First
Chapter 1
Chapter 2 [etc to 57]
Book the Second
Chapter 1 [to 36]
Book the Third
Chapter 1 [to 13]

So if you want to dip in and read individual pieces in random order, you won't have any way of knowing which is which without clicking through them all. Amazon appears to list the titles above (I haven't checked for accuracy) so you could tally them that way, but it may be less trouble to just scroll.

There is a note which says, "This eBook is an exact transcription of the original text." Since the editor was William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), you know you're not dealing with a modern publication. (Amazon tells us that the price was set by the publisher, which made me smile - 84 cents in those days certainly wasn't the bargain it is now.) Hazlitt is also responsible for the inexpensive version of the Apology of Raimond de Sebonde I cited above. Charles Cotton's dated style of translation for these volumes does not meet with universal praise, however.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "An Apology for Raymond Sebond" not included 9 April 2012
By Sara - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
"An Apology for Raymond Sebond" (Book II, chapter 12) is missing in this edition. If included, it would reach a five-star rating.
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