First published in the 1950s, this modern masterpiece is Lawrence Durrell's translation and adaptation of Emmanuel Royidis's classic Papissa Joanna--the story of history's only female pope. The story's source is a ninth-century legend: a girl disguised as a monk makes her way from Greece to Rome, is elevated to the throne of St. Peter, and rules over Christendom for a time as Pope John VIII.
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Lawrence Durrell was born in India and spent most of his working life outside Britain, living in France, Cyprus, Yugoslavia, Argentina, and Corfu. A writer of great versatility whose work included drama, poetry, and travel literature, he is probably best known for The Alexandria Quartet, which has become one of the most widely read and influential works of the century.Language Notes:
Text: English, Greek (translation)
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Book Description Peter Owen Publishers 14/05/1981, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. This book is a HARD COVER. Front of jacket has turned blue due to light. Also a few dirty marks and slight shelf wear on jacket. Content is fine. Bookseller Inventory # 086341-3