Hadrian the Seventh
1925. English novelist, Frederick Rolfe, used the name Baron Corvo, saying it had been given to him as a gift. He was a convert to Catholicism and tried unsuccessfully on a number of occasions to become a priest. His novel, Hadrian the Seventh is a bizarre tale of a failed writer who is elected Pope, providing a compensation for Rolfe's rejections and a vehicle for savage revenge on his enemies.
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