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The Life of Thomas More
by Peter Ackroyd


Overview - Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More (1478-1535) was a renowned statesman; the author of the political fantasy Utopia , which gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview; and, most famously, a Catholic martyr.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More (1478-1535) was a renowned statesman; the author of the political fantasy Utopia, which gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview; and, most famously, a Catholic martyr.

Born into the professional classes, Thomas More applied his formidable intellect and well-placed connections to become the most powerful man in England, second only to the king. As much a work of history as a biography, The Life of Thomas More gives an unmatched portrait of the everyday, religious, and intellectual life of the early sixteenth century. In Ackroyd's hands, this renowned "man for all seasons" emerges in the fullness of his complex humanity; we see the unexpected aspects of his character--such as his preference for bawdy humor--as well as his indisputable moral courage.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385496933
  • ISBN-10: 0385496931
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: December 1999
  • Page Count: 480
  • Dimensions: 8.03 x 5.21 x 1.01 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.87 pounds


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