The Essays of Montaigne
The Essays of Michael Seigneur de Montaigne: with Notes and Quotations, and Account of the Authors Life is a combination of numerous essays by the influential philosopher and essayist Michael Seigneur de Montaigne. His essays are written with honesty, skepticism, and at times humor expressing his perceptions on human error. His opinions are covered through a range of subjects such as: happiness, virtue, religion, and much more. Not only do the essays provide a wonderful view of sixteenth century France but also a view on the vulnerabilities of human nature.
“The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbor creates a war betwixt princes.”
The essays were first printed in 1580 and the book’s translation was done by Charles Cotton, collated with the later issues of Peter Coste and edited by Alex Murray.