The Essays of Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne


When I bought my first Kindle in 2009, I immediately set to downloading the free books I had heard about but never read. Among them was the complete essays of Montaigne. All 19 volumes. On April 4, 2018, I finished Volume 19. What has kept me interested for nine years? What could a 16th-century French aristocrat have to say to a 21st-century nurse?

Quite a lot, it turns out. For Montaigne isn’t writing just about the details of his life in France but about Life and Death and Health and Sickness. Topics that interest us all deeply. So whether you live in the 16th century or the 21st, you will be interested in what Montaigne has to say.


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