Sir Thomas More

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Sir Thomas More was an English lawyer, philosopher, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist. He famously served as the Chancellor of England, being sentenced and beheaded for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. Today More is recognised as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church and he is remembered widely as the author of the influential book ‘Utopia’. The ancestor of the utopian romance genre, it concerns a political system of an imaginary and ideal island nation. Entirely governed by reason, the order and dignity of More’s Utopia provides a notable contrast with the unreasonable polity of Christian Europe at the time. This comprehensive eBook presents More’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to More’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major texts
* Two translations of ‘Utopia’ and the original Latin text, all with individual contents tables
* Includes the first English translation by Ralph Robinson (1551) and the standard Gilbert Burnet translation (1901)
* Features rare works appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes More’s rare poetry– available in no other collection
* Features two biographies, including Roper’s seminal work – discover More’s intriguing life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres

CONTENTS:

Utopia
Utopia: Brief Introduction
Utopia, Ralph Robinson translation, 1551
Utopia, Gilbert Burnet translation, 1901
Utopia, Latin text, Leuven edition 1516

Other Works
A Dialogue Concerning Heresies
The History of King Richard III
The Four Last Things
A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation
Instructions and Prayers
De Tristitia Christi
The Life of Pico della Mirandola by Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola

The Poems
Latin Poems
English Poems

The Biographies
The Life of Sir Thomas More by William Roper
Thomas More by G. Roger Hudleston

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