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The Praise of Folly
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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The Praise of FollyThe Praise of Folly (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1979-09-10
Publisher: Yale University Press
Price: $3.50
Seller: Owls Books, Toledo, OH, USA
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.
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The Praise of FollyThe Praise of Folly (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1979
Publisher: Yale University Press
Price: $3.92
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Description: VG-Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear/edgewear, may have a remainder mark-NICE Standard-sized.
Condition: Very good
 
 
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    The Praise of Folly (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1979
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Description: G-Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block, may have remainder mark or previous owner's name-GOOD PAPERBACK Standard-sized.

    Midtown Scholar Bookstore
    Harrisburg, PA, USA
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    The Praise of Folly (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1979
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Description: Light shelfwear, NICE! Standard-sized.
    Condition: Very good

    Midtown Scholar Bookstore
    Harrisburg, PA, USA
    $5.00
    The Praise of Folly (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1979
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Description: Some shelfwear/edgewear but still NICE! -may have remainder mark or previous owner's name Standard-sized.
    Condition: Good

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    Harrisburg, PA, USA
    $5.00
    The Praise of Folly Erasmus, Desiderius and Miller, Clarence H. (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1979
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Condition: Very good
    Notes: Yale University, 1979, 8th printing, 184 pages, trade paperback, no underlining or owner's mark, light wear.

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    The Praise of Folly (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1979
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Good condition. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.

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    The Praise of Folly (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1979
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Very Good condition. A copy that may have a few cosmetic defects. May also contain a few markings such as an owner's name, short gifter's inscription or light stamp.

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    The Praise of Folly (Soft Cover)
    Pub. Date: 1979
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Very Clean.

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    Hyattsville, MD, USA
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    The Praise of Folly (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1979
    Publisher: Yale University Press
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    Condition: 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: 16895598863
  • ISBN-13: 9780300023732
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • 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