Essays book 1

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 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. (Summary extracted from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Essays, Early Modern

Language: English

Group: Essays by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - THAT MEN BY VARIOUS WAYS ARRIVE AT THE SAME END. Martin Geeson
00:15:35
Play 02 02 - OF SORROW Ted Garvin
00:10:54
Play 03 03 - THAT OUR AFFECTIONS CARRY THEMSELVES BEYOND US Ted Garvin
00:20:23
Play 04 04 - THAT THE SOUL EXPENDS ITS PASSIONS UPON FALSE OBJECTS, WHERE THE TRUE ARE WANTING Martin Geeson
00:08:49
Play 05 05 - WHETHER THE GOVERNOR OF A PLACE BESIEGED OUGHT HIMSELF TO GO OUT TO PARLEY Martin Geeson
00:09:45
Play 06 06 - THAT THE HOUR OF PARLEY DANGEROUS Martin Geeson
00:09:00
Play 07 07 - THAT THE INTENTION IS JUDGE OF OUR ACTIONS Caeliveres
00:04:14
Play 08 08 - OF IDLENESS Martin Geeson
00:05:05
Play 09 09 - OF LIARS John Kooz
00:20:09
Play 10 10 - OF QUICK OR SLOW SPEECH John Kooz
00:08:15
Play 11 11 - OF PROGNOSTICATIONS MorganScorpion
00:13:29
Play 12 12 - OF CONSTANCY John Kooz
00:10:21
Play 13 13 - THE CEREMONY OF THE INTERVIEW OF PRINCES Cheri Gardner
00:04:54
Play 14 14 - THAT MEN ARE JUSTLY PUNISHED FOR BEING OBSTINATE IN THE DEFENCE OF A FORT THAT IS NOT IN REASON TO BE DEFENDED Martin Geeson
00:05:00
Play 15 15 - OF THE PUNISHMENT OF COWARDICE Martin Geeson
00:05:53
Play 16 16 - A PROCEEDING OF SOME AMBASSADORS Martin Geeson
00:12:11
Play 17 17 - OF FEAR Martin Geeson
00:09:44
Play 18 18 - THAT MEN ARE NOT TO JUDGE OF OUR HAPPINESS TILL AFTER DEATH. Martin Geeson
00:10:59
Play 19 19 - THAT TO STUDY PHILOSOPY IS TO LEARN TO DIE Lorraine B
00:50:06
Play 20 20 - OF THE FORCE OF IMAGINATION doonaboon
00:33:09
Play 21 21 - THAT THE PROFIT OF ONE MAN IS THE DAMAGE OF ANOTHER Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:02:32
Play 22 22 - OF CUSTOM, AND THAT WE SHOULD NOT EASILY CHANGE A LAW RECEIVED doonaboon
00:50:04
Play 23 23 - VARIOUS EVENTS FROM THE SAME COUNSEL doonaboon
00:29:15
Play 24 24 - OF PEDANTRY doonaboon
00:36:36
Play 25 25 - OF THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN , part 1 doonaboon
00:52:57
Play 26 26 - OF THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN , part 2 TriciaG
00:57:13
Play 27 27 - THAT IT IS FOLLY TO MEASURE TRUTH AND ERROR BY OUR OWN CAPACITY MorganScorpion
00:12:31
Play 28 28 - OF FRIENDSHIP John Kooz
01:03:15
Play 29 29 - NINE AND TWENTY SONNETS OF ETIENNE DE LA BOETIE & OF MODERATION Leni
00:20:36
Play 30 30 - OF CANNIBALS Andrew Coleman
00:36:56
Play 31 31 - THAT A MAN IS SOBERLY TO JUDGE OF THE DIVINE ORDINANCES Cheri Gardner
00:07:19
Play 32 32 - THAT WE ARE TO AVOID PLEASURES, EVEN AT THE EXPENSE OF LIFE Cheri Gardner
00:05:23
Play 33 33 - THAT FORTUNE IS OFTEN-TIMES OBSERVED TO ACT BY THE RULE OF REASON Ana Simão
00:09:35
Play 34 34 - OF ONE DEFECT IN OUR GOVERNMENT Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:03:57
Play 35 35 - OF THE CUSTOM OF WEARING CLOTHES Martin Geeson
00:12:16
Play 36 36 - OF CATO THE YOUNGER Leni
00:13:13
Play 37 37 - THAT WE LAUGH AND CRY FOR THE SAME THING Martin Geeson
00:11:33
Play 38 38 - OF SOLITUDE stephenreader
00:31:26
Play 39 39 - A CONSIDERATION UPON CICERO Leni
00:17:15
Play 40 40 - THAT THE RELISH FOR GOOD AND EVIL DEPENDS IN GREAT MEASURE UPON THE OPINION WE HAVE OF THEM Lorraine B
00:58:43
Play 41 41 - NOT TO COMMUNICATE A MAN'S HONOUR Martin Geeson
00:09:11
Play 42 42 - OF THE INEQUALITY AMOUNGST US. elmay
00:27:54
Play 43 43 - OF SUMPTUARY LAWS Martin Geeson
00:07:51
Play 44 44 - OF SLEEP anjieliu
00:05:49
Play 45 45 - OF THE BATTLE OF DREUX Martin Geeson
00:05:17
Play 46 46 - OF NAMES Martin Geeson
00:18:58
Play 47 47 - OF THE UNCERTAINTY OF OUR JUDGMENT Max Körlinge
00:19:19
Play 48 48 - OF WAR HORSES, OR DESTRIERS TriciaG
00:23:47
Play 49 49 - OF ANCIENT CUSTOMS Leni
00:15:23
Play 50 50 - OF DEMOCRITUS AND HERACLITUS Jonathan Hockey
00:09:07
Play 51 51 - OF THE VANITY OF WORDS Martin Geeson
00:12:09
Play 52 52 - OF THE PARSIMONY OF THE ANCIENTS Leni
00:02:37
Play 53 53 - OF A SAYING OF CAESAR Leni
00:04:44
Play 54 54 - OF VAIN SUBTLETIES Martin Geeson
00:11:04
Play 55 55 - OF SMELLS Martin Geeson
00:07:36
Play 56 56 - OF PRAYERS Martin Geeson
00:33:45
Play 57 57 - OF AGE Martin Geeson
00:10:24