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  • by Michel de Montaigne
  • Narrated by Clive Chafer
  • 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Michel de Montaigne, one of the foremost writers of the French Renaissance and the originator of the genre of the essay, wrote on subjects ranging from friendship to imagination, from language to conscience. This collection includes 22 of Montaigne's essays, including "Of Prognostications," "Of the Custom of Wearing Clothes," "Of Pedantry," and "Of Friendship." Throughout Montaigne's writing, he approaches his subject matter with rationality and skepticism, constantly searching for truth and inquiring into the nature of the human character. Montaigne's essays have been widely read since their first publication by such great writers as Shakespeare and Ralph Waldo Emerson and continue to resonate for modern audiences. This edition is the translation by Charles Cotton.

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The narrator was so flat that it was impossible for me to listen to the dense text and hear anything other than a wall of words. I can't really comment on the content because after a single chapter I had to shut it off or fall asleep while driving.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio