Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 January 2014

352 Pages | 32 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199684113

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Montaigne's English Journey

Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

William M. Hamlin

  • The first comprehensive account of the readership and reception of Montaigne in seventeenth-century England
  • Offers sustained discussion of Montaigne's influence upon Shakespeare and other Jacobean writers
  • Presents a large body of newly-discovered manuscript material which reveals the striking ways in which English readers expressed their interest in Montaigne
  • Provides a major case study of the early modern English readership of a continental book that had not yet become canonical
  • Inclusion numerous black-and-white images, revealing fascinating early responses to Montaigne by seventeenth-century English readers