Monadnock Valley Press: Michel de Montaigne

The Monadnock Valley Press has republished several of the many essays by Michel de Montaigne. For the pleasure and edification of the reader, we have provided two translations: one by John Florio (published 1603 and read soon thereafter by Shakespeare) and the other by Charles Cotton (first published in 1685-6, here in the edition by William Carew Hazlitt of 1877).

Book I

Book II


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