The History of King Richard the Third

The History of King Richard the Third : A Reading Edition

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The History of King Richard the Third is Thomas More's English masterpiece. With the help of Shakespeare, whose Richard the Third took More's work as its principal model, the History determined the historical reputation of an English king and spawned a seemingly endless controversy about the justness of that reputation.

George M. Logan has produced a scholarly yet accessible edition of the History, designed to make More's exhilarating work fully accessible to 21st-century readers. More's text is presented here with modern English spelling and punctuation, and with full annotation of linguistic difficulties and the historical background. The text is preceded by a general introduction, a chronology, and suggestions for further reading. An appendix reprints passages from key sources and analogues, enabling the reader to see how More worked with his English sources and classical models, and finally how Shakespeare worked with More.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 137.2 x 208.3 x 15.2mm | 226.8g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 6 b&w photos, 1 index
  • 0253217997
  • 9780253217998
  • 800,226

Table of contents

Textual Practices
Further Reading
The History of King Richard the Third
Selective Glossary
Editorial Practices
Textual Notes
Appendix: Literary Relations
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Review quote

A terrific edition, ideal for purpose, putting More's Richard III back into circulation at low cost with exactly the right amount of guidance for students. * John Guy, Clare College, University of Cambridge * Logan . . . provides a clear edition of the English version of More's classic work, as well as lucid commentary on the value of the history, an annotated bibliography for further reading, a chronology of events, and a glossary for ease of comprehending 16th-century vocabulary. . . .This edition retains the flavor of the original language, employing footnotes to provide immediate illumination of difficult phraseology. . . . Recommended. Choice * Choice *
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About Saint Thomas More

George M. Logan is the James Cappon Professor of English and former Head of the Department of English at Queen's University, Canada. A leading More scholar, he is author of The Meaning of More's "Utopia", principal editor of the current standard Latin-English edition of Utopia, and senior editor of the 16th-century section of The Norton Anthology of English Literature.
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