Hadrian the Seventh
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Hadrian the Seventh a romance by Frederick Rolfe

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

94 03 23

Statementby Fr. Rolfe
SeriesPhoenix library -- no. 37
The Physical Object
Pagination413 p. ;
Number of Pages413
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26573098M

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This book is his answer (and sting) against those who prevented or refused to accept him. The book was originally written in and is a paen against the church and to the royal houses of England, German, Italy, Japan the Ottomans, and to the USA/5(2). May 19,  · Hadrian the Seventh Paperback – October 27, by Frederick Corvo (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings/5(2). Overview 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 lfcmalta.com: Barnes & Noble. Hadrian the Seventh (also known as "Hadrian VII") is a novel by the English novelist Frederick Rolfe, who wrote under the pseudonym "Baron Corvo". [1] Rolfe's best-known work, this novel of extreme wish-fulfillment developed out of an article he wrote on the priesthood denied his vocation by the machinations and bungling of the Roman Catholic ecclesiastical machinery, now living alone with his .

Contrite priests suddenly bestow Holy Orders on a wretched failure who was expelled from the seminary for lack of a true vocation. He is soon in Rome with his bishop to elect a new Pope. The stymied conclave elects the dedicated new priest: Hadrian VII. The new Pope decides to sell Vatican art treasures to finance feeding the world's poor. He smokes on the throne and entertains old friends 2/5(2). By turns hilarious and tragic, Hadrian the Seventh is one of the strangest and most original novels ever written, a minor classic of English literature. This is the first ever e-book edition of the novel and includes the unabridged text, carefully prepared from the original edition. Jun 02,  · Frederick Rolfe died suddenly in Venice on 25 October A note on the text. Hadrian the Seventh was published in London by Chatto & Windus . LibraryThing Review User Review - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing. This play, which deals with a less-than ordinary man who becomes Pope after having been denied the priesthood for twenty years, is a thinly disguised paean to the Catholic church.2/5(2).

Jan 01,  · An idealization of theo-autocracy, Hadrian the Seventh bears comparison (if only for giggles) with GK Chesterton's works. Delightful, morbidly absurd and surprisingly engaging, Baron Corvo's quasi-wistfully-autobiographical novel is the epitome of what-ifs, a seminal exposition in the art of lfcmalta.com by: 7. Apr 10,  · Yes Rolfe/Corvo was indulging himself in a bout of wish fulfilment in this glorious book, but the character of George Arthur Rose, Hadrian the Seventh is one of the most genuinely crafted in all of literature. It is a wonderfully human often funny book which plays with language in a way I /5(5). Hadrian the Seventh by Fr. Rolfe. Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford. The Quest for Corvo by A.J.A. Symons. The Root and the Flower by L.H. Myers. The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton. Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Letty Fox by Christina Stead. The Golovlyov Family by Shchedrin. May 18,  · "The present English pontiff is Hadrian the Seventh. It pleases Us; and so, by Our own impulse, We command."Hadrian is conceived in the image of his creator, Fr. Rolfe, whose aristocratic pretensions (he called himself Baron Corvo), religious obsession, and anarchic and self-aggrandizing sensibility have made him known as one of the great.