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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE
T. S. Eliot's most famous drama, a retelling of the murder of the archbishop of Canterbury
Written in 1934, Murder in the Cathedral tells of the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral during the reign of Henry II in 1170. Praised for its poetically masterful handling of issues of faith, politics, and the common good, T. S. Eliot's celebrated play solidified his reputation as the most significant poet of his time.
About the Author
THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He moved to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.