The Praise of Folly by Erasmus

The Praise of Folly (Greek title: Morias Enkomion (Μωρίας Εγκώμιον), Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of Folly, Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid) is an essay written in 1509 by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in 1512. Erasmus revised and extended the work, which he originally wrote in the space of a week while sojourning with Sir Thomas More at More's estate in Bucklersbury. In Praise of Folly is considered one of the most notable works of the Renaissance and one of the catalysts of the Protestant Reformation.

The 136th greatest nonfiction book of all time


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  1. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
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The Praise of Folly (Classics Club) Hardcover 402141 $8.99 $0.01
In Praise of Folly: Illustrated Edition with Annotated Paperback 1140253 $6.99 2020
In Praise of Folly Kindle Edition 329921 $2.85 2014
In Praise of Folly, With Author's Epistle To Sir Thomas More and Illustrated With Many Curious Cuts [Illustrated] [Annotated] (With Active Table of Contents) Kindle Edition 747798 $1.99 2011
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Erasmus in Praise of Folly: With Portrait, Life of Erasmus, and his Epistle to Sir Thomas More ; Illustrated With Many Curious Engravings, Designed, Drawn and Etched Paperback 1761053 $16.95 $26.20 2018
Praise of folly ... with a short life of the author by Hendrik Willem van Loon Hardcover 1128238 $3.00
Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics) Paperback 2229099 $4.49 $0.01 1971
The Essential Erasmus Paperback 7936623 $11.81
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In Praise of Folly: A Satirical Learned Encomium Paperback 1218312 $8.45 2015
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Praise of Folly: In Contemporary American English Paperback 4182946 $9.99 $10.92 2014
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In Praise of Folly - Illustrated with Many Curious Cuts Paperback 12556617 $8.97 $10.55 2010
In Praise of Folly: Illustrated With Many Curious Cuts, Designed, Drawn, and Etched by Hans Holbein, With Portrait, Life of Erasmus and His Epistle Addressed to Sir Thomas More (1876) Paperback 1295145 $26.99 2009
The Essential Erasmus: Includes the Full Text of The Praise of Folly (Essentials) Paperback 385459 $5.63 $0.01 1964
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The Praise of Folly (Princeton Classics) Paperback 661645 $11.78 2015
By Desiderius Erasmus - The Praise of Folly and Other Writings (Norton Critical Editions) (Critical edition) Paperback 7949453 $56.60 $30.01 1989
The Praise of Folly. Translated From the Best Latinedition of Erasmus, by W. Kennet, Illustrated With Fifty Curious Cuts, by Hans Holbeine. To Which ... the Author's Epistle to Sir Thomas More Hardcover 9410419 $24.95 2018
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Praise of Folly; With a Short Life of the Author By Hendrik Willem Van Loon of Rotterdam Who Also Illus. the Book Hardcover 1739809 $2.99
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In Praise Of Folly: With Illustrations After Hans Holbein, And A Portrait, Together With A Life Of Erasmus And His Epistle Addressed To Sir Thomas More Paperback 6227154 $17.20 $20.16 2011
The Praise of Folly and Other Writings (First Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 263975 $19.37 $1.99 1989
In Praise of Folly: Illustrated With Many Curious Cuts, Designed, Drawn, and Etched by Hans Holbein, With Portrait, Life of Erasmus and His Epistle Addressed to Sir Thomas More (1876) Paperback 4848268 $26.99 2009
The Praise of Folly (Yale Nota Bene) Paperback 949164 $8.99 $3.64 2003
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In Praise of Folly (In Contemporary American English) Kindle Edition 361041 $2.99 2013
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