Life Of Thomas More (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
512
Utgivningsdatum
1999-03-01
Upplaga
n.e.
Utmärkelser
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Biography),1999,W
Förlag
Vintage
Illustrationer
Ill.(some col.).
Dimensioner
198 x 128 x 29 mm
Vikt
340 g
Komponenter
B
ISBN
9780749386405
Life Of Thomas More (häftad)

Life Of Thomas More

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Pre-eminent as a courtier and a humanist, a friend to Henry VIII and the author of Utopia, Thomas More is one of the great figures of England's history. This is a portrait of the first English layman to be beatified as a martyr, and of the social and cultural world in which he lived.
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Peter Ackroyd has written acclaimed biographies of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Shakespeare and Wilkie Collins, as well as short books about Chaucer, J.M.W. Turner, Isaac Newton and most recently, Edgar Allen Poe. A bestselling biographer, historian, novelist and broadcaster, he holds a CBE for services to literature. He is the author of London: The Biography and Thames: Sacred River, and lives in London.