The Life Of Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Book Club Associates, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Thomas More is one of the great figures in English history, but his life and career bear little resemblance to the myth of the saint or of the man for all seasons. In this remarkable new biography Peter Ackroyd reveals a man more troubled and more perplexing than that of any previous account.
More was the most brilliant Englishman of his age, but one who remained guarded and silent in the matters that most concerned him. He was an eminent lawyer who wore a hair shirt and who, in the privacy of his library, whipped himself. More was a man of the Renaissance, the author of Utopia and a supporter of the new learning; but he was also a profound traditionalist who gave his life in the service of the old faith. He was a man of great spirituality and deep piety; yet he was an ambitious and successful careerist who, as Lord Chancellor, dominated the court of Henry VIII.
A magnificent achievement, The Life of Thomas More brings us closer to a man who has remained an enigma for 500 years. It offers a portrait as decisive as Holbeins famous drawing, while also brilliantly recreating the conditions of Catholic England at the end of the fifteenth century.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 435 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!