Pope Joan

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In this adaptation of a novel by 19th-century Greek author Emmanuel Rhoides, Lawrence Durrell traces the history of a young woman who travelled across 9th century Europe disguised as a monk, and who rose to become Pope John VIII.'

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Translated and adapted from the Greek of Emmanuel Royidis


'A sharp satire . . . acutely funny . . . salacious.' -- Spectator

'A sophisticated literary delight.' -- Publishers Weekly

'Brilliant.' -- The Times

'One of the funniest novels ever written . . . A true classic.' -- Punch

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Durrell, Lawrence and Royidis, Emmanuel
Published by Peter Owen (1981)
ISBN 10: 0720605857 ISBN 13: 9780720605853
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Book Description Peter Owen, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint of the revised edition. 164pp, complete dustjacket in removeable plastic sleeve. Ex library - flyleaf removed, small stamp to title page, otherwise internally very clean. Durrell's adaptation of Royidis' story of a woman who became Pope. Seller Inventory # 13858

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