Prize for the Fire: A Novel (Hardback)Rilla Askew (author)
In a deft blend of history and imagination, award-winning novelist Rilla Askew brings to life a young woman who defied the conventions of her time, ultimately braving torture and the fire of martyrdom for her convictions. A rich evocation of Reformation England, from the fenlands of Lincolnshire to the teeming religious underground of London to the court of Henry VIII, this gripping tale of defiance is as pertinent today as it was in the sixteenth century.
While skillfully portraying a significant historical figure-one of the first female writers known to have composed in the English language-Prize for the Fire renders the inner life of Anne Askew with a depth and immediacy that transcend time.
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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