Essays by Michel de Montaigne

Essays is the title given to a collection of 107 essays written by Michel de Montaigne that was first published in 1580. Montaigne essentially invented the literary form of essay, a short subjective treatment of a given topic, of which the book contains a large number. Essai is French for "trial" or "attempt".

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Montaigne: Essays (Penguin Classics S.) Paperback 2823323 $6.00 $1.76 1993
Essays of Michel de Montaigne Paperback 628680 $15.87 $26.00 2018
The Complete Essays Kindle Edition 32568 2004
Montaigne: Complete Essays Hardcover 321117 $175.07 $40.00 1992
The Essays of Michel de Montaigne ( Volume I & II) Hardcover 14381668 $27.00
Selected Essays: with La Boetie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude Paperback 1087263 $10.66 $7.00 2012
Selected Essays: with La Boétie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude Kindle Edition 816496 $9.20 2012
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Essays (Great Books in Philosophy) Paperback 938092 $3.97 $2.01 2004
The Essays of Michel de Montaigne Hardcover 11803642 $5.00
The Complete Essays of Montaigne Audible Audio Edition 26646 $35.95 2011
Essays of Michel de Montaigne Paperback 786961 $13.99 2016
Essays of Michel de Montaigne (Complete) Kindle Edition 641854 2015
Shakespeare's Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection (New York Review Books Classics) Kindle Edition 281939 $9.99 2014
Montaigne Essays Mass Market Paperback 3714686 $44.95 $35.96
Essays: The Florio Translation (Annotated) Kindle Edition 334790 $4.99 2012
Essays of Montaigne (Xist Classics) Kindle Edition 139229 2015
Essays of Michel de Montaigne Paperback 1174628 $14.16 2013
Essays of Michel De Montaigne Hardcover 1718637 $88.99
The Essays: A Selection (Penguin Classics) Paperback 283266 $6.99 $0.94 1994
The Complete Essays of Montaigne Audio CD 3332770 $40.61 $49.65 2011
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The Essays of Montaigne - Volume 01 Paperback 3507539 $8.99 $20.01 2010
Selected Essays/Essais choisis: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language French) (English and French Edition) Paperback 351537 $5.19 $2.16 2007
The Essays of Montaigne - Volume 01 (TREDITION CLASSICS) Paperback 2476089 $13.69 $18.02 2011
Michel de Montaigne - The Complete Essays (Annotated) Kindle Edition 148607 2017
The Essays of Montaigne - Volume 03 Paperback 1596764 $8.77 2010
The Essays of Montaigne - Volume 03 (TREDITION CLASSICS) Paperback 8974623 $12.69 2011
Essays Of Michel De Montaigne Paperback 2494774 $17.95 2016
Essays (Part II) Hardcover 9109955 $14.95
Four Essays: Michel de Montaigne (Penguin 60s) Paperback 3435824 $8.68 $1.59 1995
Michel de Montaigne: Selected Essays (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 1158925 $0.01 $1.88 2012
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Montaigne's Essays in Three Books.: With Notes and Quotations. And an Account of the Author's Life. With a Short Character of the Author and Translator, V. 3 Paperback 971851 $26.99 2009
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Michel de Montaigne: Essays Paperback 430021 $100.91 $0.01 1959
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE ESSAYS Paperback 6717113 $3.98
Essays (Part 1) Hardcover 8434905 $113,921.72 $17.50
The Complete Essays of Montaigne Hardcover 1061204 $78.83 $23.89 1958
Essays (A Penguin Classics Hardcover) Hardcover 925600 $99.95 $53.95 2013
Montaigne: Essays Paperback 306834 $9.65 $1.95 1993
The Complete Essays of Montaigne Paperback 349430 $23.66 $4.67 1958
Michel de Montaigne - The Complete Essays (Penguin Classics) Paperback 32551 $15.80 $4.72 1993
The Essays of Montaigne, Volume 1 Paperback 874594 $15.00 2012
Shakespeare's Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection (New York Review Books Classics) Paperback 482080 $12.63 $2.65 2014