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Roper, William 1496-1578

Overview
Works: 55 works in 373 publications in 6 languages and 7,920 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Biography  History  Bibliography  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HX810.5, 321.07
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Most widely held works by William Roper
The Utopia of Sir Thomas More : including Roper's Life of More, and letters of More and his daughter Margaret by Thomas More( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More's original writing is presented as well as a later commentary on his work
The lyfe of Sir Thomas Moore, knighte by William Roper( Book )

50 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mirrour of vertue in worldly greatness ; or, The life of Sir Thomas More, knight by William Roper( Book )

52 editions published between 1626 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus said of his friend Thomas More that he was "the most delightful character in the world...indeed I do not think it is easier to make a likeness of More than of Alexander the Great or of Achilles; neither were those heroes more worthy of immortality." William Roper was More's son-in-law and his life of Sir Thomas More, with its intimate glimpses of life within the More household, has become a classic biography
Utopia by Thomas More( Book )

41 editions published between 1879 and 2005 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia, by Sir Thomas More, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>One of the most influential books in the Western philosophical and literary tradition, Sir Thomas More's Utopia appeared in 1516. The formidable Henry VIII had recently assumed the throne in England, and conflicting ideas about religion were fueling the Reformation throughout Europe. A scathing satire, Utopia was hugely successful and vaulted More to the forefront of the growing humanist movement.The story of Utopia is told by a mysterious sailor named Raphael Hythloday, who travels to the New World with the Italian explorer Vespucci and remains at a fort built at the farthest point reached. From there, he discovers a strange island kingdom named Utopia, a pagan and communist city-state in which language, social customs, dress, architecture, and education are identical throughout the country's fifty-four cities. The Utopians have eliminated wealth, the nobility, and currency. Labor and goods are distributed equally and property is held in common. And there are no monasteries, alehouses, or academies to tempt a person to withdraw from society.Given More's satiric leanings and eventual execution, is Utopia simply an attack on Europe's wickedness? Or is it a philosophical tract extolling the ideal way to live? Ultimately, Utopia navigates a course between the desire to create perfection and the pragmatic understanding that perfection, given the fallibility of mankind, is impossible.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Wayne A. Rebhorn is Celanese Centennial Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written extensively on Renaissance literature in English, Italian, French, Spanish, and Latin, on authors from Boccaccio through More and Shakespeare down to Milton
Lives of Saint Thomas More by William Roper( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man of singular virtue : being a life of Sir Thomas More by his son-in-law William Roper, and a selection of More's letters by William Roper( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas More: selections from his English works and from the lives of Erasmus & Roper by Thomas More( Book )

6 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The household of Sir Thomas More by Anne Manning( Book )

10 editions published between 1906 and 1938 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictitious diary of Margaret More
The "Utopia" and the History of Edward v. by Thomas More( Book )

10 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Syr Thomas More, 1626 by William Roper( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mirrour of vertue in worldly greatnes. Or The life of Syr Thomas More Knight, sometime Lo. Chancellour of England by William Roper( )

9 editions published between 1626 and 1970 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Écrits de prison by Thomas More( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Sir Thomas More, knt by William Roper( Book )

3 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and death of Sir Thomas More, Kt. : Lord High-Chancellor of England in the reign of King Henry the VIIIth by William Roper( Book )

4 editions published in 1731 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the life of More by William Roper( )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives and deaths of Sir Thomas More, Knt., Lord High Chancellor of England, and of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester : who were both beheaded in the reign of H. VIII ... by William Roper( Book )

4 editions published in 1765 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Utopia
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Roper

Rooper, William 1496-1578

Rooper, William 1498-1578

Roper, Thomas 1496-1578

Roper, Wilhelm 1498-1578

Roperus, Guilelmus 1498-1578

William Roper biographe de Sir Thomas More

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