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The Resource The life of Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd

The life of Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd

Label
The life of Thomas More
Title
The life of Thomas More
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history - and arguably the most brilliant lawyer the English-speaking world has ever known. Thomas More was a renowned statesman, the author of a political fantasy that gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview (Utopia), and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and saint, who was beheaded when he refused to follow his sovereign, King Henry VIII, in severing England's ties from the Catholic Church."--BOOK JACKET. "Ackroyd shows dramatically how the clouds of Reformation that swarmed over the European continent unleashed the storm of the early modern period that swept away More's world and took his life. He clarifies the whirl of dynastic, religious, and mercantile politics that brought the autocratic Henry VIII and the devout More into their fateful conflict. And he narrates the unrelenting drama of More's final days - his detention, trial, and execution - with a novelist's mastery of suspense."--Jacket
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1999.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155464
Cataloging source
FEM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
  • 942.05/2/092
  • B
  • 942.052 M836A
  • 942.052
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA334.M8
LC item number
A64 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • More, Thomas
  • More, Thomas
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Christian martyrs
  • Statesmen
  • Humanists
  • Christian martyrs
  • Humanists
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
The life of Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • If You Want to Laugh
  • The Wine of Angels
  • Holy, Holy, Holy!
  • Craft of the City
  • Milk and Honey
  • A Jolly Master-Woman
  • Kings' Games
  • The Best Condition of a Society
  • Wholly a Courtier
  • He Sat Upon a Throne of Gold
  • This Dark World
  • My Poor Mind
  • Eques Auratus
  • I Am Like Ripe Shit
  • Long Persuading and Privy Labouring
  • Thy Foolish Face
  • You Are But one Man
  • Foolish Frantic Books
  • We Poor Worldly Men of Middle Earth
  • Infinite Clamour
  • All the Beasts of the Woods
  • Pretty Plays of Childhood
  • The Wrath of the King Means Death
  • The Weeping Time
  • Peck of Troubles
  • Call Forth Sir Thomas More
  • The King is Good Unto Me
  • St Anthony's Pigs
  • Cough Not, Nor Spit
  • Set on His Book
  • Duty is the Love of Law
  • Most Holy Father
  • We Talk of Letters
Control code
ocn966247672
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
x, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385477093
Lccn
98024333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)966247672
Label
The life of Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • If You Want to Laugh
  • The Wine of Angels
  • Holy, Holy, Holy!
  • Craft of the City
  • Milk and Honey
  • A Jolly Master-Woman
  • Kings' Games
  • The Best Condition of a Society
  • Wholly a Courtier
  • He Sat Upon a Throne of Gold
  • This Dark World
  • My Poor Mind
  • Eques Auratus
  • I Am Like Ripe Shit
  • Long Persuading and Privy Labouring
  • Thy Foolish Face
  • You Are But one Man
  • Foolish Frantic Books
  • We Poor Worldly Men of Middle Earth
  • Infinite Clamour
  • All the Beasts of the Woods
  • Pretty Plays of Childhood
  • The Wrath of the King Means Death
  • The Weeping Time
  • Peck of Troubles
  • Call Forth Sir Thomas More
  • The King is Good Unto Me
  • St Anthony's Pigs
  • Cough Not, Nor Spit
  • Set on His Book
  • Duty is the Love of Law
  • Most Holy Father
  • We Talk of Letters
Control code
ocn966247672
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
x, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385477093
Lccn
98024333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)966247672

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