Description : The works of the French essayist reflect his views of morality, society, and customs in the late sixteenth century
Description : Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. Above all, Montaigne studied himself to find his own inner nature and that of humanity. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature. An insight into a wise Renaissance mind, they continue to engage, enlighten and entertain modern readers. Born in 1533, Michel de Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586. Dr M.A. Screech is regarded as the world's greatest authority on Montaigne.
Description : DIVThe Elizabethan sage offers wise, witty observations on truth, adversity, love, ambition, fame, and many other topics. Short but thought-provoking, these essays constitute an excellent combination of style and substance. /div
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Description : This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Essays and Satires of Mark Twain” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: How To Tell A Story And Other Essays; How To Tell A Story; The Wounded Soldier.; The Golden Arm.; Mental Telegraphy Again; The Invalid’s Story; A Salutation Speech From The Nineteenth Century To The Twentieth; The Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Updated; To The Person Sitting In Darkness; Private History Of The “Jumping Frog” Story; Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences; Running For Governor; Stirring Times In Austria; Concerning The Jews; Comments On The Moro Massacre; Carl Schurz, Pilot; Taming The Bicycle; To My Missionary Critics; King Leopold’s Soliloquy; The United States Government And The Congo State.; In Defense Of Harriet Shelley; Essays On Paul Bourget; What Is Man?; The Death Of Jean; The Turning-Point Of My Life; How To Make History Dates Stick; The Memorable Assassination; A Scrap Of Curious History; Switzerland, The Cradle Of Liberty; At The Shrine Of St. Wagner; William Dean Howells; English As She Is Taught; On Girls; A Simplified Alphabet; As Concerns Interpreting The Deity; Concerning Tobacco; The Bee; Is Shakespeare Dead?; The United States Of Lyncherdom; Letters From The Earth. Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer and novelist. He is mostly remembered for his classic novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Description : This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Essays of Montaigne (107 annotated essays in 1 eBook + The Life of Montaigne + The Letters of Montaigne)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Preface.; The Life of Montaigne; The Letters of Montaigne.; The Author to the Reader.; Book the First; That Men by Various Ways Arrive at the Same End.; Of Sorrow; That Our Affections Carry Themselves Beyond Us; That the Soul Expends its Passions Upon False Objects, where the True are Wanting; Whether the Governor of a Place Besieged Ought Himself to Go Out to Parley; That the Hour of Parley Dangerous; That the Intention is Judge of Our Actions; Of Idleness; Of Liars; Of Quick or Slow Speech; Of Prognostications; Of Constancy; The Ceremony of the Interview of Princes; That Men are Justly Punished for Being Obstinate in the Defence of a Fort that is Not in Reason to Be Defended; Of the Punishment of Cowardice; A Proceeding of Some Ambassadors; Of Fear; That Men are Not to Judge of Our Happiness Till After Death.; That to Study Philosopy is to Learn to Die; Of the Force of Imagination; That the Profit of One Man is the Damage of Another; Of Custom, and that We Should Not Easily Change a Law Received; Various Events from the Same Counsel; Of Pedantry; Of the Education of Children; That it is Folly to Measure Truth and Error by Our Own Capacity; Of Friendship; Nine and Twenty Sonnets of Estienne De La Boitie; Of Moderation; Of Cannibals; That a Man is Soberly to Judge of the Divine Ordinances; That We are to Avoid Pleasures, Even at the Expense of Life; That Fortune is Oftentimes Observed to Act by the Rule of Reason; Of One Defect in Our Government; Of the Custom of Wearing Clothes; Of Cato the Younger; That We Laugh and Cry for the Same Thing; Of Solitude; A Consideration Upon Cicero; That the Relish for Good and Evil Depends in Great Measure Upon the Opinion We have of Them; Not to Communicate a Man’s Honour; Of the Inequality Amoungst Us.; Of Sumptuary Laws; Of Sleep; Of the Battle of Dreux; Of Names; Of the Uncertainty of Our Judgment; Of War Horses, or Destriers; Of Ancient Customs; Of Democritus and Heraclitus; Of the Vanity of Words; Of the Parsimony of the Ancients; Of a Saying of Caesar; Of Vain Subtleties; Of Smells; Of Prayers; Of Age; Book the Second; Of the Inconstancy of Our Actions; Of Drunkenness; A Custom of the Isle of Cea; To-Morrow’s a New Day; Of Conscience; Use Makes Perfect; Of Recompenses of Honour; Of the Affection of Fathers to Their Children; Of the Arms of the Parthians; Of Books; Of Cruelty; Of Judging of the Death of Another; That Our Mind Hinders Itself; That Our Desires are Augmented by Difficulty; Of Glory; Of Presumption; Of Giving the Lie; Of Liberty of Conscience; That We Taste Nothing Pure; Against Idleness; Of Posting; Of ILL Means Employed to a Good End; Of the Roman Grandeur; Not to Counterfeit Being Sick; Of Thumbs; Cowardice the Mother of Cruelty; All Things have Their Season; Of Virtue; Of a Monstrous Child; Of Anger; Defence of Seneca and Plutarch; The Story of Spurina; Observation on the Means to Carry on a War According to Julius Caesar; Of Three Good Women; Of the Most Excellent Men; Of the Resemblance of Children to Their Fathers; Book the Third; Of Profit and Honesty; Of Repentance; Of Three Commerces; Of Diversion; Upon Some Verses of Virgil; Of Coaches; Of the Inconvenience of Greatness; Of the Art of Conference; Of Vanity; Of Managing the Will; Of Cripples; Of Physiognomy; Of Experience. Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre, and commonly thought of as the father of modern skepticism.
Description : The first comprehensive collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories and essays is now available in eBook only. This definitive edition pulls together the complete works from such celebrated titles as Tales of the Jazz Age, Babylon Revisited, Flappers and Philosophers, and many others. For the first time ever, readers will have all of the short stories and essays ordered chronologically in two volumes. Volume one contains the works from 1916 to 1927, including the out-of-print play, The Vegetable. Each volume also includes photos, critical excerpts, and essays from noted Fitzgerald scholars. This is a treasure for any Fitzgerald fan.
Description : The first comprehensive collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories and essays is now available in eBook only. This definitive edition pulls together the complete works from such celebrated titles as Tales of the Jazz Age, Babylon Revisited, Flappers and Philosophers, and many others. For the first time ever, readers will have all of the short stories and essays ordered chronologically in two volumes. Volume two contains works from 1928 to 1940, the year Fitzgerald died, as well as posthumously published works. Each volume also includes photos, critical excerpts, and essays from noted Fitzgerald scholars. This is a treasure for any Fitzgerald fan.
Description : Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited collection of works by the great Frances Burney - her complete novels, as well as plays, journals, diaries and essays, complemented with biography. Burney's novels explore the lives of English aristocrats, and satirize their social pretensions and personal foibles, with an eye to larger questions such as the politics of female identity. She has gained critical respect in her own right, but she also foreshadowed such novelists of manners with a satirical bent as Jane Austen and Thackeray. Novels: Evelina Cecilia Camilla The Wanderer Plays: The Witlings Journals & Diaries: The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay Other Works: Brief Reflections Relative to the French Emigrant Clergy Biography: Fanny Burney by Austin Dobson Frances Burney (1752-1840) was an English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright. She is best known for her novels Evelina, Cecilia, Camilla and The Wanderer.