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Hadrian the Seventh.

Rolfe Fr.

Hadrian the Seventh.

by Rolfe Fr.

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Published by Penguin .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published Chatto & Windus 1904.

SeriesPenguin modern classics
The Physical Object
Pagination360p.,19cm
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19936201M

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About Hadrian the Seventh. One day George Arthur Rose, hack writer and minor priest, discovers that he has been picked to be Pope. He is hardly surprised and not in the least daunted. "The previous English pontiff was Hadrian the Fourth," he declares. "The present English pontiff is Hadrian the Seventh.   Of his many books, Hadrian the Seventh is Baron Corvo&#;s best known. In this fantastical novel&#;which includes a flourish of autobiography&#;a humble British man named George Arthur Rose is elected Pope, taking the name Hadrian VII. Brand: Barnes & Noble.

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 . Genre/Form: Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rolfe, Frederick, Hadrian the Seventh. London: Chatto & Windus, (OCoLC)


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