On Friendship


Michel de Montaigne was the originator of the modern essay form and, in these diverse pieces, he contemplates ideas such as why man is no different from animals, why all cultures should be respected and, through an exploration of himself, tries to understand the true nature of humanity.

ISBN: 9780141018867 Author: Montaigne, Michel de Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 2nd September 2004 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 844.3 (edition:22) Pages: 114 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.

Michel de Montaigne was the originator of the modern essay form; in these diverse pieces he expresses his views on relationships, contemplates the idea that man is no different from any animal, argues that all cultures should be respected, and attempts, by an exploration of himself, to understand the nature of humanity.

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