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Price
$19.95
Publisher
New York Review of Books
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Pages
424
Dimensions
5.04 X 8.02 X 1.1 inches | 0.92 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780940322622
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About the Author

Fr. Rolfe (1860-1913) also known as Frederick Rolfe and Baron Corvo, converted to Catholicism when he was twenty-six and attempted to enter the priesthood. After he was ejected from the seminary, he pledged himself to twenty years of celibacy and proceeded to write several semi-autobiographical novels that were simultaneously pious and irreverent. He lived alternately extravagantly and in squalor, depending on his means at the time, and died bitter and poor in Venice.

Alexander Theroux is an American novelist, poet, and essayist. His most recent novel is Laura Warholic.

Reviews

It is extraordinarily alive, even though it has been buried for twenty years. Up it rises to confront us...Only a first-rate book escapes its date...The book remains a clear and definite book of our epoch, not to be swept aside.
-- D.H. Lawrence

Frederick Rolfe alias Baron Corvo is certainly one of the most fascinating of those various literary curiosities of England.
-- Saturday Review