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How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer Paperback – 6 Jan 2011

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; First Paperback Edition edition (6 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009948515X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099485155
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"With this splendidly conceived and exquisitely written double biography - of both Montaigne the man and Montaigne the book - Sarah Bakewell should persuade another generation to fall in love with Montaigne" (Sunday Times)

"How to live is a superb, spirited introduction to the master, and should have its readers rushing straight to the essays themselves" (Adam Thorpe Guardian)

"Sarah Bakewell has written a marvellously confident and clear introduction to Montaigne...a rare achievement. Sarah Bakewell deserves congratulations for opening Montaigne to new readers so very appealingly" (Evening Standard)

"Illuminating and humane book... It's rare to come across a biographer who remains so deliciously fond of her subject... How to Live will delight and illuminate" (Independent)

"Bakewell writes with verve. This is an intellectually lively treatment of a Renaissance giant and his world" (Daily Telegraph)

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Part biography, part self-help, an original, funny and moving portrait of Montaigne, Renaissance nobleman and essayist.

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