Delphi Complete Works of Michel de Montaigne (Illustrated)

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 One of the leading philosophers of the French Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne is famous for his ‘Essais’ (Essays), which established a new literary form, merging casual anecdotes and autobiography with serious intellectual insight. This comprehensive eBook presents Montaigne’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Montaigne’s life and works

* Concise introductions to the texts

* All the essays, with an individual contents table

* Features THE JOURNAL OF MONTAIGNE’S TRAVELS IN ITALY, SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY — first time in digital publishing

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the essays you want to read

* Includes Montaigne’s letters

* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Montaigne’s contribution to literature

* Features a bonus biography - discover Montaigne’s literary life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Books

THE JOURNAL OF MONTAIGNE’S TRAVELS IN ITALY BY WAY OF SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY IN 1580 AND 1581

THE ESSAYS

THE LETTERS OF MONTAIGNE


The Criticism

MONTAIGNE; OR, THE SKEPTIC by Ralph Waldo Emerson

MONTAIGNE AND SHAKSPERE by J. M. Robertson

SHAKSPERE AND MONTAIGNE by Jacob Feis

MONTAIGNE AND NIETZSCHE by Charles Sarolea

SIEUR DE MONTAIGNE by Andrew Lang

MONTAIGNE by Virginia Woolf


The Biography

THE LIFE OF MONTAIGNE by Charles Cotton


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Delphi Classics
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Published on
Oct 9, 2016
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Pages
2353
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ISBN
9781786560605
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Essays
Philosophy / Movements / Humanism
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 Explorer, soldier, Orientalist, cartographer, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat, Sir Richard Francis Burton is famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. Burton's best-known achievements include a perilous journey to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of ‘The One Thousand and One Nights’, the notorious publication of the ‘Kama Sutra’ and a fabled expedition in search of the source of the Nile. This comprehensive eBook presents Burton’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Burton’s life and works

* Concise introductions to the major texts

* Includes rare books appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including THE CITY OF THE SAINTS and THE LAKE REGIONS OF CENTRAL AFRICA

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork

* Includes Burton’s rare poetry translations, available in no other collection

* Features three biographies, including the seminal text by the author’s wife - discover Burton’s incredible life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Books

GOA AND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

FALCONRY IN THE VALLEY OF THE INDUS

A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF BAYONET EXERCISE

PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO AL MADINAH AND MECCAH

FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA

THE LAKE REGIONS OF CENTRAL AFRICA

THE CITY OF THE SAINTS, AMONG THE MORMONS AND ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO CALIFORNIA

THE GUIDE-BOOK. A PICTORIAL PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA AND MEDINA

VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE OR TALES OF HINDU DEVILRY

A NEW SYSTEM OF SWORD EXERCISE FOR INFANTRY

TWO TRIPS TO GORILLA LAND AND THE CATARACTS OF THE CONGO

THE LAND OF MIDIAN

A GLANCE AT THE PASSION-PLAY

TO THE GOLD COAST FOR GOLD

THE KAMA SUTRA OF VATSYAYANA

THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT

THE PERFUMED GARDEN OF THE SHAYKH NEFZAWI

THE JEW, THE GYPSY AND EL ISLAM

THE SENTIMENT OF THE SWORD


The Poetry Books

STONE TALK

THE LUSIADS

THE KASIDAH OF HAJI ABDU EL-YEZDI

CAMOENS. THE LYRICKS

THE CARMINA OF CATULLUS


The Biographies

THE LIFE OF SIR RICHARD BURTON by Thomas Wright

THE ROMANCE OF ISABEL, LADY BURTON by Isabel Lady Burton and W. H. Wilkins

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON by James Sutherland Cotton


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 The American writer of adventure fiction, Talbot Mundy is best known for the novel ‘King of the Khyber Rifles’, the Jimgrim series, Theosophical writings and ripping yarns published in pulp magazines. This comprehensive eBook presents Mundy’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing for the first time in digital print, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Mundy’s life and works

* Concise introductions to the major novels

* All 32 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tables

* Special Jimgrim series table of contents

* Includes rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including EAST AND WEST and W. H.: A PORTION OF THE RECORD OF SIR WILLIAM HALFAX

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork

* Includes Mundy’s rare shorter fiction– available in no other collection

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


Please note: 10 later novels cannot appear due to copyright restrictions. Once new texts enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update.


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CONTENTS:


The Jimgrim Series


The Novels

RUNG HO!

A SOLDIER AND A GENTLEMAN

THE WINDS OF THE WORLD

KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES

HIRA SINGH’S TALE

THE IVORY TRAIL

THE EYE OF ZEITOON

GUNS OF THE GODS

THE SEVENTEEN THIEVES OF EL-KALIL

JIMGRIM AND ALLAH’S PEACE

THE ‘IBLIS’ AT LUDD

A SECRET SOCIETY

MOSES AND MRS. AINTREE

HER REPUTATION

THE CAVES OF TERROR

THE SOUL OF A REGIMENT

TROS OF SAMOTHRACE

THE HUNDRED DAYS

THE MARRIAGE OF MELDRUM STRANGE

THE WOMAN AYISHA

W. H.: A PORTION OF THE RECORD OF SIR WILLIAM HALFAX

KING OF THE WORLD

THE LOST TROOPER

WHEN TRAILS WERE NEW

THE LION OF PETRA

THE KING IN CHECK

THE RED FLAME OF ERINPURA

CAESAR DIES

EAST AND WEST

PURPLE PIRATE

THE THUNDER DRAGON GATE

OLD UGLY FACE


The Shorter Fiction

PAYABLE TO BEARER

TOLD IN THE EAST

MISCELLANEOUS SHORT STORIES


The Short Stories

LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER


The Non-Fiction

THE MIDDLE WAY


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The Essays of Michel de Montaigne cover a wide range of topics and explore his thoughts, his life and learning in written form. The essays are widely regarded as the predecessor of the modern essay: a focused treatment of issues, events and concerns past, present and future. Montaigne wrote in a kind of crafted rhetoric designed to intrigue and involve the reader, sometimes appearing to move in a stream-of-thought from topic to topic and at other times employing a structured style which gives more emphasis to the didactic nature of his work. His arguments are often supported with quotations from Ancient Greek, Latin and Italian texts, which he quotes in the original source.

Montaigne's stated goal in his book is to describe man, and especially himself, with utter frankness and honesty ("bonne foi"). He finds the great variety and volatility of human nature to be its most basic features, which resonates to the Renaissance thought about the fragility of humans. According to the scholar Paul Oskar Kristeller, "the writers of the period were keenly aware of the miseries and ills of our earthly existence". A representative quote is "I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself."

He opposed the conquest of the New World, deploring the suffering it brought upon the natives. He is highly skeptical of confessions obtained under torture, pointing out that such confessions can be made up by the suspect just to escape the torture he is subjected to. In the middle of the section normally entitled "Man's Knowledge Cannot Make Him Good," he wrote that his motto was "What do I know?". The essay on Sebond ostensibly defended Christianity. However, Montaigne eloquently employed many references and quotes from classical Greek and Roman, i.e. non-Christian authors, especially the atomist Lucretius. Montaigne considered marriage necessary for the raising of children, but disliked the strong feelings of romantic love as being detrimental to freedom. One of his quotations is "Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out." In education, he favored concrete examples and experience over the teaching of abstract knowledge that is expected to be accepted uncritically. The remarkable modernity of thought apparent in Montaigne's essays, coupled with their sustained popularity, made them arguably the most prominent work in French philosophy until the Enlightenment. Their influence over French education and culture is still strong.
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