Ecstasy and the Praise of Folly
London, Duckworth, 1980
(25 cm), xxiv, 267 pp. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - A commentary on Erasmus’ most famous and widely read work, written at Thomas More’s house in London in 1509, first published in Paris in 1511, and reprinted in Strasbourg in 1514 with many textual changes and interpolations. Screech closely analyses these additions, and argues that they obscure the true character of the work, and lead to a misunderstanding of the author. First edition. ¶ As new.