Michel de Montaigne

Standard Name: Montaigne, Michel de


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Intertextuality and Influence Matilda Betham-Edwards
MBE opens In the Heart of the Vosges with a quotation from Montaigne . In it she brings together new work, sketches which had been published serially in magazines, and reprinted material from earlier books...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah, Lady Cowper
The diary's first volume opens with a preface which expresses conventional modesty bluntly, without the customary effort at elegance or grace: Books generally begin with a Preface which draws in the Reader to go on...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne-Thérèse de Lambert
ATL casts her essay on friendship in the guise of a letter to a male friend, and lards it with quotations from Seneca and Montaigne . Friendship, she writes, depends on virtue (for the virtuous...
Occupation Lady Anne Clifford
During her first marriage LAC was often alone. She had books read aloud to her while she sewed: history, theology, Montaigne 's Essays, Spenser 's Faerie Queene, Chaucer 's works, Sidney 's Arcadia...
Occupation Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
LMWM acted as patron to a number of writers (all male so far as is known), most notably Richard Savage and Henry Fielding , but also Edward Young and Samuel Boyse . Books to which...
Textual Production Anna Maria Bennett
It bore a quotation from Montaigne on the title-page. AMB says the errors in her text sprang from its having been written far from home (in Edinburgh), in the greatest Distress, both of Mind...
Textual Production Fanny Aikin Kortright
She says that, not being personally known to Beecher Stowe, she has not asked leave for her dedication, but that Stowe 's work for the black slaves suggests she would favour a work written to...


20 October 1595: Michel de Montaigne's Essays were entered...

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20 October 1595

Michel de Montaigne 's Essays were entered in the Stationers' Register , three years after the author's death.

1603: John Florio published his translation of...

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John Florio published his translation of Montaigne 's Essays.

1622: Marie le Jars de Gournay (niece of Michel...

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Marie le Jars de Gournay (niece of Michel de Montaigne ) published what became her best-known work, L'Egalité des hommes et des femmes.


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