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Voice in "To The Reader"

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To The Reader, Michel de Montaigne, 1580

De Montaigne, Michel. "To the Reader." Trans. Charles Cotton. Essais. France: Simon Millanges, Jean Richer, 1580. N. pag. Essays.quotidiana.org. Quotidiana, 26 Dec. 2006. Web. 4 May 2016.

Which of the following BEST characterizes the voice of the author in the passage as a whole?

A

Distant and withdrawn.

B

Snide and sarcastic.

C

Intimate and playful.

D

Anxious and overwhelmed.

E

Indifferent and apathetic.