Hadrian the Seventh

Hadrian the Seventh Frederick Rolfe

'If there be one place in all this orb of earth where a secret is a Secret, that place is a Roman Conclave' Part novel, part daydream, part diatribe, this strange masterpiece tells the story of George Arthur Rose, a poor, frustrated writer who lives in a shabby bedsit, saving his cigarette ends and eating soup - until one day he is made Pope. As the first English pontiff in five centuries, he is a mass of contradictions: infallible and petulant, humble and despotic. Yet Hadrian the Seventh is really a knowing self-portrait of its flamboyant author Baron Corvo, a would-be priest with aristocratic pretensions, and one of the greatest eccentrics of English literature.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780241313022
Uitgever
Penguin Books Ltd
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2018
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
368 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Nederlandstalige literatuur

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