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In Praise of Folly (Dover Thrift Editions)

 
 
 
 
In Praise of Folly (Dover Thrift Editions)
Author: Desiderius Erasmus
ISBN 13: 9780486426891
ISBN 10: 486426890
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2003-02-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
List Price: $3.00
 
 

Witty, influential work by one of the greatest scholars of the Renaissance satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions. Required reading for humanities classes, this literary gem is ripe with vignettes and caricatures — with Folly, a metaphor for stupidity, the centerpiece. Unabridged republication of the John Wilson translation.