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Why The Essayes of Michael Lord is considered a great book?

Dec 17th 2015 at 11:11 PM

Essais is a book by Michael de Montaigne, one of the most important figures of the French Renaissance. The book contains some of the most influential essays of that time. No doubt that Montaigne had great impact on works and thinking of writers across the globe.

The Essais

Popularly known as The Essayes of Michael Lord, the book contains 107 chapters in three volumes. Each topic is a subjective treatment of that topic. According to critics, the objective of the book Essais is to describe human as a natural being. The topics discuss the impact of development on human behavior. Michael de Montaigne touched many issues that are still relevant.

The book was written in 1580 but it is considered that it was the first publication of the book. Essais with all the volumes was available only in 1592. It was 16th century and it was too early to research the topics like child education. Would you believe that Michael de Montaigne was worried about child education in 16th century? But it is true. He has devoted an entire chapter on this topic.

Most important essay

As a reader, you will be excited to know which one is the most important of all the topics and why. It is “Apology for Raymond Sebond” and the topic is “What do I know”. Michael de Montaigne discussed his poor memory and his ability to solve even the most complicated problems without getting into emotional dilemma at great lengths. His utter frankness and his excitement to discuss his abilities and disabilities make The Essayes of Michael Lord more interesting.

How to read the book?

The best way to read the Essais by Michael de Montaigne is to read it online. Go to an online reading platform and go through the book. You will find all the three volumes online on the reading platform. Click on the first volume and enjoy reading the popular Essais online. No subscription is required and nor do you need paying any fee for reading the book online.

The Essayes of Michael Lord is a great book to read. The essays aren’t simple but topics of discussion. Michael de Montaigne discussed every aspect of human life from personal to social. He says that marriage is a necessary evil. It is necessary to have family and it is an evil as it imposes restriction of freedom to think and freedom to move.


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