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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I reread this book/vovel about 3'4 times each year! Yes, it's that good. Kinda kooky,yes,... but, I suppose, in the Grand Scheme Of Things, such an unlikely eventh/happening could just possibilyhappen No?! Maybe?! Yes?!.
I'm sure y'all are familair w/ the plot... enuf'said!
So! Take the time to enjoy yourself! Make the Time to read the book! You'll be glad you Did!
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