Hadrian the Seventh Paperback / softback
'If there be one place in all this orb of earth where a secret is a Secret, that place is a Roman Conclave' Part novel, part daydream, part diatribe, this strange masterpiece tells the story of George Arthur Rose, a poor, frustrated writer who lives in a shabby bedsit, saving his cigarette ends and eating soup - until one day he is made Pope.
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 the greatest eccentrics of English literature.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/02/2018
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241313022
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