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Thomas More

A Biography

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PAPERBACK

$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674885257

Publication Date: 03/15/1999

Short

562 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

Over the centuries, biographers of Thomas More have always 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 than common because he was witty and a great storyteller—the best between Chaucer and Shakespeare. Truly, he was a Renaissance man with the contradictions such praise imposes on a towering figure. In Richard Marius’s authoritative and engaging portrait, Sir Thomas More, the martyr and brilliant public figure, is a lesson for our season.

Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist, 1984 National Book Award, Nonfiction Category, National Book Foundation
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