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George Hoffmann

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198159629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.001.0001

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The Montaigne Monopoly

The Montaigne Monopoly

(p.108) 5. The Montaigne Monopoly
Montaigne's Career

George Hoffmann

Oxford University Press

Montaigne more than doubled the size of his book in the course of three re-editions. Of all the early authors who revised their writing after its first publication, he is particularly well known for having expanded his Essays throughout the last decade of his life. Even the new volume in 1588 merely introduced a ‘third instalment’ to the already published first ones. This chapter examines Montaigne's ongoing relationship with his publishers in order to understand why he would have continued to revise his work until he died.

Keywords:   Montaigne, publishing, printing, writing, publishers, Essays

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