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Essays of Montaigne by Michel De Montaigne (Perennial Press) 4.3 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

The present publication is intended to supply a recognised deficiency in our literature -- a library edition of the Essays of Montaigne. This great French writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the land of his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures. His Essays, which are at once the most celebrated and the most permanent of his productions, form a magazine out of which such minds as those of Bacon and Shakespeare did not disdain to help themselves; and, indeed, as Hallam observes, the Frenchman's literary importance largely results from the share which his mind had in influencing other minds, coeval and subsequent. But, at the same time, estimating the value and rank of the essayist, we are not to leave out of the account the drawbacks and the circumstances of the period: the imperfect state of education, the comparative scarcity of books, and the limited opportunities of intellectual intercourse. Montaigne freely borrowed of others, and he has found men ...

Genre: Essays & Correspondence [x]
Length: 747 Pages (1,906 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

A Year on Planet Mercury by Leonard Stegmann (Penned Ink) Price verified 12 hours ago

Leonard Stegmann's largest collection of humor essays, quizzes and nostalgia explores such topics such as what it's like to boo a wheelchair-bound sports legend, cooking fried liverwurst, discovering udder cream and why geese are truly nature's most hideous creation. This book is packed with pages and pages of Leonard's dubious wisdom and questionable insight, and certainly contains more of his writing than any one person should be subjected.

Genre: Essays & Correspondence [x]
Length: 349 Pages (638 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020
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