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Shakespeare's Montaigne

The Florio Translation of the Essays, a Selection

Shakespeare's Montaigne( )
Author: de Montaigne, Michel
Introduction by: Greenblatt, Stephen
Platt, Peter G.
Editor: Greenblatt, Stephen
Translator: Florio, John
ISBN:978-1-59017-722-8
Publication Date:Apr 2014
Publisher:New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Imprint:NYRB Classics
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.95
Book Description:

Shakespeare's Montaigne offers modern readers a new, adroitly modernized edition of Florio's translation of the Essays, a still-resonant reading of Montaigne that is also a masterpiece of English prose.

Book Details
Pages:480
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Shakespeare
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.953 x 7.917 x 0.975 Inches
Book Weight:1.043 Pounds
Author Biography
de Montaigne, Michel (Author)
Michel de Montaigne was born in Chateau de Montaigne, near Bordeaux, France, on February 28, 1533. He received his early education at the College de Guyenne in Bordeaux and studied law at Bordeaux and Toulouse, becoming a counselor of the Court des Aides of Perigueaux, the Bordeaux Parliament and, in 1561, at the court of Charles IX. In 1565, Montaigne married Francoise de la Chassaigne. They raised one daughter, with four other children dying in infancy. He lived the life as a country gentleman and traveled extensively through Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Montaigne was a moderate Roman Catholic and an advocate of toleration, acting as an intermediary between Henry of Navarre and the court party. As a result, in 1588, he was arrested by members of the Protestant League and thrown into the Bastille for several hours. His work Essais established the essay as a new literary form and influenced both French and English writers; it was quoted by William Shakespeare and imitated by Francis Bacon.

Michel de Montaigne died on September 13, 1592 at his chateau in France.

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