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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 RoyidisReview:
'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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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