Praise of Folly download free [PDF and Ebook] by Desiderius Erasmus

Praise of Folly download free [PDF and Ebook] by Desiderius Erasmus year 1994
  • Book name: Praise of Folly
  • Author: Desiderius Erasmus
  • Release date: 1994/7/15
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780140446081
  • Rating: 9.77 of 10
  • Votes: 142
  • Review by: Stephanie Stinnett
  • Review rating: 7.89 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/28
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1466-1536) is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance humanist movement, which abandoned medieval pieties in favour of a rich new vision of the individual's potential. Praise of Folly, written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, is Erasmus's best-known work. Its dazzling mixture of fantasy and satire is narrated by a personification of Folly, dressed as a jester, who celebrates youth, pleasure, drunkenness and sexual desire, and goes on to lambast human pretensions, foibles and frailties, to mock theologians and monks and to praise the 'folly' of simple Christian piety. Erasmus's wit, wordplay and wisdom made the book an instant success, but it also attracted what may have been sales-boosting criticism. The Letter to Maarten van Dorp, which is a defence of his ideas and methods, is also included.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H1M3S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Classic Books & Novels, Western Philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, C 500 To C 1600, Literary Essays, Philosophy, Christian Books
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.80 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x15mm
  • Weight: 191g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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