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The Quest for Corvo

The Quest for Corvo

Author: A.J.A. Symonds
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April 2018


One summer afternoon A.J.A. Symons is handed a peculiar novel called Hadrian the Seventh and, captivated by this forgotten masterpiece, determines to learn everything he can about its mysterious author. Symons proceeds as a detective might, investigating leads, collecting evidence and corresponding with witnesses. The object of his search is Frederick Rolfe, the self-appointed Baron Corvo - artist, rejected candidate for priesthood and author of serially autobiographical fictions - and its story is told in The Quest for Corvo- a dazzling portrait of an insoluble tangle of talents, frustrated ambitions, arrogance and paranoia.

The book, which reads with all the excitement of detective fiction, is at once a literary pilgrimage and reflection on the obsessions and deceptions which lie at the heart of biography.

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General Fields

  • : 9780241312995
  • : Penguin Press
  • : Penguin Press
  • : March 2018
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : A.J.A. Symonds
  • : 261