Selected Essays - Classics Club Author:Michel de Montaigne Careful selection of 14 masterly essays by the noted French writer and thinker. Translated by Donald Frame, with an introductory note. — To overcome a crisis of melancholy after the death of his father, Montaigne withdrew to his country estates and began to write, and in the highly original essays that resulted he discussed themes such as fathers... more » and children, conscience and cowardice, coaches and cannibals, and, above all, himself. The diverse subjects are united by Montaigne’s distinctive voice – that of a tolerant man, sceptical, humane, often humorous and utterly honest in his pursuit of the truth.
Essays included in this selection:
Of the education of children
It is folly to measure the true and false by our own capacity