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Overview In letters written from the Tower of London, Thomas More writes on prayer and penance, the right use of riches and power, the joys of heaven, psychological depression and suicidal temptations, and much more. This superb new edition of More's prison correspondence is introduced by de Silva and fully annotated for contemporary readers.
Publishers Description Written from the Tower of London, these letters of Thomas More still speak powerfully today. The story of Thomas More, recently told in Peter Ackroyd's bestselling biography, is well known. In the spring of 1534, Thomas More was taken to the Tower of London, and after fourteen months in prison, the brilliant author of Utopia, friend of Erasmus and the humanities, and former Lord Chancellor of England was beheaded on Tower Hill. Yet More wrote some of his best works as a prisoner, including a set of historically and religiously important letters. The Last Letters of Thomas More is a superb new edition of More's prison correspondence, introduced and fully annotated for contemporary readers by Alvaro de Silva. Based on the critical edition of More's correspondence, this volume begins with letters penned by More to Cromwell and Henry VIII in February 1534 and ends with More's last words to his daughter, Margaret Roper, on the eve of his execution. More writes on a host of topics-prayer and penance, the right use of riches and power, the joys of heaven, psychological depression and suicidal temptations, the moral compromises of those who imprisoned him, and much more. This volume not only records the clarity of More's conscience and his readiness to die for the integrity of his religious faith, but it also throws light on the literary works that More wrote during the same period and on the religious and political conditions of Tudor England.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Jun 6, 2001
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802843948 ISBN13 9780802843944
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More About Thomas More, Thomas Moore & Alvaro de Silva
Clarence H. Miller, Emeritus Professor of English Literature at St. Louis University, served as executive editor of the fifteen-volume Yale Edition of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More.Jerry Harp, a poet and a Renaissance scholar, is assistant professor of English at Lewis and Clark College.