Montaigne Essays Audiobook

Essays book 2

Michel Eyquem de MONTAIGNE (1533 - 1592), translated by Charles COTTON (1630 - 1687)

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre. He is also known as the father of Modern Skepticism. His pieces became famous for his apparent effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography. His main work, Essais (translated literally as "Attempts" but traditionally as "Essays"), contains some of the still most widely influential essays ever written. This is the second volume of that important work. (Summary adapted from the Wikipedia by Leni)

Genre(s): Essays, Early Modern

Language: English

Group: Essays by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

SectionChapterReaderTime
Play 01 01 - OF THE INCONSTANCY OF OUR ACTIONS Malone
00:25:10
Play 02 02 - OF DRUNKENNESSMalone
00:34:16
Play 03 03 - A CUSTOM OF THE ISLE OF CEA Malone
00:50:10
Play 04 04 - TO-MORROW'S A NEW DAY Malone
00:08:12
Play 05 05 - OF CONSCIENCE Malone
00:13:54
Play 06 06 - USE MAKES PERFECT Cynthia Moyer
00:38:48
Play 07 07 - OF RECOMPENSES OF HONOUR Malone
00:13:05
Play 08 08 - OF THE AFFECTION OF FATHERS TO THEIR CHILDREN, part 1 Malone
00:36:30
Play 09 09 - OF THE AFFECTION OF FATHERS TO THEIR CHILDREN, part 2Malone
00:32:16
Play 10 10 - OF THE ARMS OF THE PARTHIANS Malone
00:10:49
Play 11 11 - OF BOOKS Malone
00:47:20
Play 12 12 - OF CRUELTYCynthia Moyer
00:57:05
Play 13 13 - OF JUDGING OF THE DEATH OF ANOTHER Cynthia Moyer
00:23:10
Play 14 14 - THAT OUR MIND HINDERS ITSELF April Gonzales
00:02:56
Play 15 15 - THAT OUR DESIRES ARE AUGMENTED BY DIFFICULTY Malone
00:21:53
Play 16 16 - OF GLORY Cynthia Moyer
00:50:51
Play 17 17 - OF PRESUMPTION, part 1 Cynthia Moyer
00:38:47
Play 18 18 - OF PRESUMPTION, part 2Cynthia Moyer
00:38:19
Play 19 19 - OF PRESUMPTION, part 3Cynthia Moyer
00:42:17
Play 20 20 - OF GIVING THE LIE Malone
00:15:24
Play 21 21 - OF LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE Malone
00:13:42
Play 22 22 - THAT WE TASTE NOTHING PURE Malone
00:12:20
Play 23 23 - AGAINST IDLENESS Malone
00:14:30
Play 24 24 - OF POSTING Kajo
00:03:39
Play 25 25 - OF ILL MEANS EMPLOYED TO A GOOD END Malone
00:12:24
Play 26 26 - OF THE ROMAN GRANDEUR Kajo
00:04:40
Play 27 27 - NOT TO COUNTERFEIT BEING SICK Kajo
00:06:14
Play 28 28 - OF THUMBS April Gonzales
00:03:11
Play 29 29 - COWARDICE THE MOTHER OF CRUELTY Cynthia Moyer
00:33:43
Play 30 30 - ALL THINGS HAVE THEIR SEASONKajo
00:06:22
Play 31 31 - OF VIRTUE Rapunzelina
00:20:11
Play 32 32 - OF A MONSTROUS CHILD Julia Niedermaier
00:04:35
Play 33 33 - OF ANGER Malone
00:24:56
Play 34 34 - DEFENCE OF SENECA AND PLUTARCH Malone
00:22:04
Play 35 35 - THE STORY OF SPURINA Malone
00:24:28
Play 36 36 - OBSERVATION ON A WAR ACCORDING TO JULIUS CAESAR Malone
00:28:53
Play 37 37 - OF THREE GOOD WOMEN Rapunzelina
00:21:36
Play 38 38 - OF THE MOST EXCELLENT MEN Rapunzelina
00:18:56
Play 39 39 - OF THE RESEMBLANCE OF CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS, part 1Malone
00:52:17
Play 40 40 - OF THE RESEMBLANCE OF CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS, part 2Malone
00:49:44
Play 41 41 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 1Malone
00:47:06
Play 42 42 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 2Cynthia Moyer
01:03:55
Play 43 43 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 3Cynthia Moyer
01:09:38
Play 44 44 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 4Cynthia Moyer
01:04:53
Play 45 45 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 5Cynthia Moyer
01:08:58
Play 46 46 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 6Cynthia Moyer
01:03:28
Play 47 47 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 7Cynthia Moyer
00:49:34
Play 48 48 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 8Cynthia Moyer
00:58:03
Play 49 49 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 9Cynthia Moyer
01:08:49
Play 50 50 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 10Cynthia Moyer
01:06:24
Play 51 51 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 11Cynthia Moyer
01:00:13
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography—and his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts") contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written.

First Page:

ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

Translated by Charles Cotton Edited by William Carew Hazlitt

1877

CONTENTS OF VOLUME 1. Preface The Life of Montaigne The Letters of Montaigne

PREFACE.

The present publication is intended to supply a recognised deficiency in our literature a library edition of the Essays of Montaigne. This great French writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the land of his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures. His Essays, which are at once the most celebrated and the most permanent of his productions, form a magazine out of which such minds as those of Bacon and Shakespeare did not disdain to help themselves; and, indeed, as Hallam observes, the Frenchman's literary importance largely results from the share which his mind had in influencing other minds, coeval and subsequent. But, at the same time, estimating the value and rank of the essayist, we are not to leave out of the account the drawbacks and the circumstances of the period: the imperfect state of education, the comparative scarcity of books, and the limited opportunities of intellectual intercourse... Continue reading book >>

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