New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. First edition. Tall octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. About-fine. Item #153
"HE IS WIDELY LOVED AND REMEMBERED - BY CATHOLICS AND NON-CATHOLICS ALIKE - AS A SAINTLY AND GENTLE FIGURE; YET HIS CONVERSION TO THE CHURCH OF ROME SPARKED OFF ONE OF THE BITTEREST AND MOST DIVISIVE CONTROVERSIES OF THE VICTORIAN AGE" First edition of Brian Martin's illustrated biography of Newman. Martin updated previous biographies by analyzing Newman's recently published letters and diaries to give modern readers a fuller understanding of the religious and political tumult of the 19th century. With dozens of illustrations, including John Everett Millais' 1881 wonderful portrait of Newman (by then a Cardinal) reproduced on the dust jacket. An excellent introduction to Newman's life and work.