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The Complete Essays of Montaigne, Vol. 1
The Complete Essays of Montaigne Vol 1
Author: Donald Frame (Translator)
Those who discover Montaigne should count themselves very lucky. There are so many authors competing for our attention today, so many brilliant and less than brillliant men and women both contemporary and of the past, so many poets, novelists, philosophers, thinkers of every stripe, that Montaigne's voice can easily get lost in the general racke...  more »
ISBN: 331363
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 329
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Publisher: Doubleday Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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I've had this thing since the late 80s. Even then I was amazed by it. It should have been called "The Ultimate Montaigne," because unless you want to put the original text on the facing pages, I don't see how this could ever be improved.

If you're doing Montaigne in English, you will never find a reason to use another edition. All of Montaigne's essays complete, and all with Frame's useful and non-condescending footnotes right on the bottom of every page: translating the Latin, providing helpful historical or contextual information, etc.
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