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Praise of Folly : and, Letter to Martin Dorp, 1515 (Penguin Classics) (English and Latin Edition)
by Desiderius Erasmus

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The goddess Folly gives a speech, praising herself and explaining how much humanity benefits from her services, from politicians to philosophers, aristocrats, schoolteachers, poets, lawyers, theologians, monarchs and the clergy. At the same time, her discourse provides a satire of Erasmus's world, poking fun at false pedantry and the aberrations of Christianity. Woven throughout her monologue, a thread of irony calls into question the goddess's own words, in which ambiguities, allusions and interpretations collide in a way that makes Praise of Folly enduringly fascinating.

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Praise of Folly: and, Letter to Martin Dorp, 1515 (Penguin Classics) (English and Latin Edition)Praise of Folly: and, Letter to Martin Dorp, 1515 (Penguin Classics) (English and Latin Edition) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1971
Publisher: Viking Pr
Price: $3.29
Seller: Bookmonger.Ltd, Hillside, NJ, USA
Description: Crease on cover*
Condition: Good
Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics)Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1971
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Price: $3.39
Seller: Poquette's Books, Dewitt, Mi, USA
Condition: Good
 
 
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    Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1971-07-30
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Condition: Fair
    Notes: Noticeably used book. Text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Heavy wear to covers and pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.

    Discover Books
    Toledo, OH, USA
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    Praise of Folly: and, Letter to Martin Dorp, 1515 (Penguin Classics) (English and Latin Edition) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1971-07-01
    Publisher: Viking Pr
    Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
    Condition: Good

    Discover Books
    Toledo, OH, USA
    $3.45
    Praise of Folly: and, Letter to Martin Dorp, 1515 (Penguin Classics) (English and Latin Edition) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1971-07-01
    Publisher: Viking Pr
    Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
    Condition: Good

    Discover Books
    Toledo, OH, USA
    $3.50
    Praise of Folly (Mass-market paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1973
    Publisher: Penguin Books
    Description: Text in English. Glued binding. 288 p. Penguin Classics. Audience: General/trade.
    Condition: Good. No dust jacket as issued. Covers lt edgeworn, pages tanned, contents clean in firm binding. Appears unread. Excellent reading copy.

    Cup and Chaucer Books
    Slate Hill, NY, USA
    $4.99
    Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1971-07-30
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Ex-library book with typical stickers and stampings. Priority shipping available on this item. **NO international shipping.

    BookResQ.
    West Valley, UT, USA
    $6.99
    Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics) (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1971
    Publisher: Penguin Group
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Good condition.

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    $7.49
    Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics) (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1971
    Publisher: Penguin Group
    Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Very Good condition.

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    $7.49
    Praise of Folly and Letter to Martin Dorp 1515 (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1971
    Publisher: Penguin Books
    Notes: This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item, 250grams, ISBN: 0140442405.

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    Praise of Folly (Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1971
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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    Condition: Very good

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Overview

The goddess Folly gives a speech, praising herself and explaining how much humanity benefits from her services, from politicians to philosophers, aristocrats, schoolteachers, poets, lawyers, theologians, monarchs and the clergy. At the same time, her discourse provides a satire of Erasmus's world, poking fun at false pedantry and the aberrations of Christianity. Woven throughout her monologue, a thread of irony calls into question the goddess's own words, in which ambiguities, allusions and interpretations collide in a way that makes Praise of Folly enduringly fascinating.

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  • PID: 16886283306
  • ISBN-13: 9780140442403
  • Publisher: Viking Pr
  • Seller: Discover Books
    Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
    Condition: Good