The Praise of Folly (Classic Reprint)

April 23, 2018|
The Praise of Folly (Classic Reprint) by Desiderius Erasmus


Excerpt from The Praise of Folly

(1458 was a Strasburg inn-keeper's son, who, having taken his degree in law, added to his legal work great literary activity in Bergmann von Olpe's press at Basel. Brant conceived the idea of a ship laden with fools, about to set sail for the land of Narragonia; but he grew so interested in depicting the crew that the ship was forgotten and never left its port. The 'narrenschiff' was published in 1494, and its success was immediate. The 112 several kinds of fools, described with blunt realism, gave men opportunity to recognize their neighbours' por traits, and delightedly to fit caps on other heads. The book was further welcomed for its moral value, and was even used as the text for a series of sermons given by a famous Strasburg preacher.

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Title:The Praise of Folly (Classic Reprint)
Product dimensions:216 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.56 in
Shipping dimensions:216 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.56 in
Published:April 23, 2018
Publisher:FB&C Ltd
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780331831252

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