The Praise of Folly by Erasmus

This satirical work is a critique of the practices of the Church and the wider social behavior of the time. Narrated by Folly, the female personification of foolishness, the book humorously criticizes various aspects of society such as superstitious religious practices, scholarly pedantry, and the excesses of the upper classes. The book is a bold critique of its time, using humor and irony to expose the follies of its society.

The 788th greatest book of all time


Published
1511
Nationality
Dutch
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
80-120
Words
30,000
Original Language
Latin

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