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    Praise of Folly (Alma Evergreens) (Paperback) By (author) Erasmus, Translated by Roger Clarke

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    DescriptionThe 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
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erasmus, Translated by Roger Clarke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847493248
    ISBN 10: 1847493246

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    LC classification: PR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/16CNTY
    B&T Approval Code: A24202500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    Ingram Subject Code: RQ
    Abridged Dewey: 823
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25250
    BISAC V2.8: REL113000
    Libri: ENGM1820
    DC22: 878
    BISAC V2.8: FIC042010
    Libri: PHIL8074, PROT2400
    DC23: 873.04
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white)
    Alma Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Alma Classics
    Publication date
    01 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Erasmus devoted his life to the study of theology and the defence of Christian ideals. He rose to a prominent position in the Church, and achieved fame for his writings. He played an important part in history by fostering the intellectual climate for the Reformation, and many of his ideas have a legacy which endures to the present day.
    Review quote
    "In "Praise of Folly", ""still a masterpiece of slyly subversive wit, was in a sense the first bestseller, read covertly under desks and sniggered over by countless trainee monks and priests." "--Guardian"