Pope Joan: A Romantic Biography

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D. Verschoyle, 1954 - Joan (Legendary Pope) - 163 pages
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Pope Joan

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Durrell's 1954 novel is essentially a translation of 19th-century Greek author Emmanuel Royidis's own comic novel about Pope John VIII, who secretly is a woman. The pontiff's tenure, however, is short-lived-roughly two years-as she dies during childbirth. More for academic collections. Read full review

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Was there REALLY a woman pope? Durrell shows us how to suspend our disbelief and makes us smile in the bargain. Read full review


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