Richard Marius was a historian, novelist, playwright, and a member of the Harvard faculty.
[Richard Marius's Thomas More] will be the definitive
popular biography. Custody of the popular memory of a figure like
More is of some real importance, and Marius's custody is exemplary.
His book is accessible enough to be read by a wide audience but
complete and original enough to merit reading by a specialized
audience. It is as subtle and satisfying a portrait as I have
encountered in years. -- Jack Miles * Los Angeles Times Book Review
A very remarkable and exciting book, full of knowledge and understanding. -- G. R. Elton * New York Review of Books *
[Richard Marius's] principal claim as a biographer is an unrivaled knowledge of More's works. This serves him very well, in my view. For instance, he is the first writer to stress the central importance of More's unfinished biography of Richard III. -- Paul Johnson * New York Times Book Review *