Thomas More: A Biography (Paperback)
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Thomas More: A Biography (Paperback)

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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 31/03/1999
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Over the centuries, biographers of Thomas More have frequently praised him and made him an example for their own times. He was a man for all seasons. This tudor prelate and Lord Chancellor of England shared human qualities identifiable in all ages - pride, love, ambition, generosity, hypocrisy and greed. He was less thancommon because he was witty and a great storyteller - possibly the best between Chaucer and Shakespeare. He was a true Renaissance man with the contradictions such praise imposes on a towering figure. In this biography, Sir Thomas More, the martyr and brilliant public figure, is a lesson for our time.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674885257
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 211 x 143 x 38 mm
Edition: New edition


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[Richard Marius's "Thomas More] will be the definitive popular biography. Custody of the popular memory of a figure like More is of some real importance, and Marius's custody is exemplary. His book is accessible enough to be read by a wide audience but complete and original enough to merit reading by a specialized audience. It is as subtle and satisfying a portrait as I have encountered in years.
Richard Marius's principal claim as a biographer is an unrivaled knowledge of More's works. This serves him very well, in my view. For instance, he is the first writer to stress the central importance of More's unfinished biography of Richard III. -- Paul Johnson "New York Times Book Review"
Richard Marius's "Thomas More" will be the definitive popular biography. Custody of the popular memory of a figure like More is of some real importance, and Marius's custody is exemplary. His book is accessible enough to be read by a wide audience but complete and original enough to merit reading by a specialized audience. It is as subtle and satisfying a portrait as I have encountered in years. -- Jack Miles "Los Angeles Times Book Review"
exemplary. His book is accessible enough to be read by a wide audience but complete and original enough to merit reading by a specialized audience. It is as subtle and satisfying a portrait as I have encountered in years.
[Richard Marius's "Thomas More"] will be the definitive popular biography. Custody of the popular memory of a figure like More is of some real importance, and Marius's custody is exemplary. His book is accessible enough to be read by a wide audience but complete and original enough to merit reading by a specialized audience. It is as subtle and satisfying a portrait as I have encountered in years.--Jack Miles "Los Angeles Times Book Review "
A very remarkable and exciting book, full of knowledge and understanding.--G. R. Elton "New York Review of Books "
[Richard Marius's] principal claim as a biographer is an unrivaled knowledge of More's works. This serves him very well, in my view. For instance, he is the first writer to stress the central importance of More's unfinished biography of Richard III.--Paul Johnson "New York Times Book Review "

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