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The Popes Rhinoceros

Norfolk, Lawrence

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ISBN 10: 1856194132 / ISBN 13: 9781856194136
Verlag: Sinclair Stevenson, 1996
Gebraucht Hardcover
Verkäufer Eastleach Books (Newbury, BER, Vereinigtes Königreich)

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Cloth, dj, F/F. 608pp, fine copy in a fine dustjacket. Authors second novel shich tells the strange tale of a quest to secure a Rhinoceros as a gift for Pope Leo X. The story crosses Europe, includes Monks, Durer, and a host of strange twists. 1100 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 21724

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Titel: The Popes Rhinoceros

Verlag: Sinclair Stevenson

Erscheinungsdatum: 1996

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st edition..

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In February 1516, a Portuguese ship sank with the loss of all hands a mile off the coast of Italy. The Nostra Senora da Adjuda had sailed 14,000 miles from the Indian kingdom of Gujarat: her mission; to deliver a rhinoceros to the Pope.


"Bawdy baroque-punk prose of marvellous fluency, overlaid with a gloss of heavy-weight erudition... an astonishing achievement, little short of a masterpiece" (William Dalrymple Independent on Sunday)

"A gargantuan, dazzling fable by Britain's brightest young writer" (Steven Poole Guardian)

"A story of adventure enthralling in its scope and inventiveness, by turns comic and horrific, zestful and elegaic, involving a reclusive order of monks whose church is slowly sliding into the sea; Renaissance Rome with its sexual license and political rivalries; war and atrocity in the Central Italian States; and a remote tribe in the West African rain forest. Running through this variegated fable is the search for the rhinoceros. The exuberance, the sheer proliferation of incident and scene, are disciplined and controlled by unerring narrative pace and cunning" (Barry Unsworth Daily Telegraph)

"A truly fabulous piece of new British fiction" (James Saynor Observer)

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