In Praise of Folly (Dover Thrift Editions)

Desiderius Erasmus

Published by Dover Publications (February 10, 2003)
ISBN 10: 0486426890 / ISBN 13: 9780486426891
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

This is a new book. Extremely fast shipping and reliable service. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the listing. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.88 avg rating
(9,174 ratings)

Synopsis:

This witty, influential work by one of the greatest scholars of the Renaissance satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions of the time. The most effective of all Erasmus's writings — ripe with allusions, vignettes, and caricatures — the literary gem was not only an extremely intelligent and articulate response to pretentiousness of all sorts, it also proved to be spiritual dynamite, leaving monastic brothers and clergymen the objects of universal laughter.
The book's purported narrator, the goddess Folly, proclaims herself to be the daughter of Youth and Wealth, nursed by Drunkenness and Ignorance. She is accompanied by such followers as Self-love, Pleasure, Flattery, and Sound Sleep.
A clever mix of drollery and fantasy, fast-paced and lighthearted in tone, the work has proved to be a lively and valuable commentary on modern times. It remains, according to the great Dutch historian John Huizinga, "a masterpiece of humour and wise irony ... something that no one else could have given to the world."

From the Back Cover: Erasmus wrote In Praise of Folly, his masterpiece of ironic literature, in less than a week while en route to England from Italy to visit his good friend Thomas More. He wrote it merely to amuse himself and he was astonished at its immediate and wide popularity. But his satire of the clergy, the upper classes, and general pretentiousness, narrated by the goddess Folly, daughter of Youth and Wealth, struck a chord and is considered by some historians to be one of the catalysts of the Protestant Reformation.

This might have disappointed Erasmus who, though critical of the Church, never intended to encourage a split and remained a faithful adherent until his death. Still read regularly in college English courses, Erasmus's timeless classic remains as relevant today as it was when first written nearly five hundred years ago.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: In Praise of Folly (Dover Thrift Editions)
Publisher: Dover Publications (February 10, 2003)
Binding: Paperback

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Erasmus, Desiderius
ISBN 10: 0486426890 ISBN 13: 9780486426891
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002911290

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Erasmus, Desiderius
ISBN 10: 0486426890 ISBN 13: 9780486426891
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
FORTIUS LTD
(Aylesbury, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # TT01566210B

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Desiderius Erasmus
Published by Dover Publications Inc., United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0486426890 ISBN 13: 9780486426891
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications Inc., United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. This witty, influential work by one of the greatest scholars of the Renaissance satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions of the time. The most effective of all Erasmus s writings -- ripe with allusions, vignettes, and caricatures -- the literary gem was not only an extremely intelligent and articulate response to pretentiousness of all sorts, it also proved to be spiritual dynamite, leaving monastic brothers and clergymen the objects of universal laughter. The book s purported narrator, the goddess Folly, proclaims herself to be the daughter of Youth and Wealth, nursed by Drunkenness and Ignorance. She is accompanied by such followers as Self-love, Pleasure, Flattery, and Sound Sleep. A clever mix of drollery and fantasy, fast-paced and lighthearted in tone, the work has proved to be a lively and valuable commentary on modern times. It remains, according to the great Dutch historian John Huizinga, a masterpiece of humour and wise irony . something that no one else could have given to the world. Seller Inventory # AAC9780486426891

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 3.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Desiderius Erasmus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486426890 ISBN 13: 9780486426891
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pro Quo Books
(Hammond, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2748294305

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Desiderius Erasmus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486426890 ISBN 13: 9780486426891
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2808063775

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Desiderius Erasmus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486426890 ISBN 13: 9780486426891
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2841304893

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Desiderius Erasmus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486426890 ISBN 13: 9780486426891
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2843872953

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Desiderius Erasmus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486426890 ISBN 13: 9780486426891
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2843871561

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Desiderius Erasmus
Published by Dover Publications, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 0486426890 ISBN 13: 9780486426891
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, Incorporated. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0486426890I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Desiderius Erasmus
Published by Dover Publications, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 0486426890 ISBN 13: 9780486426891
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Green Earth
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, Incorporated. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0486426890I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 36 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book