Pope Joan by Lawrence DurrellPope Joan by Lawrence Durrell

Pope Joan

byLawrence Durrell

Paperback | August 1, 1997

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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.
A prolific and protean writer since the early 1930s, Durrell led a life as rich and varied as his writings. Born of Anglo-Irish parents in Himalayan India, Durrell attended school in England but spent most of his life abroad. Along with numerous odd jobs, he taught at the English Institute in Athens and at the Greek gymnasium on Cyprus...
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Title:Pope JoanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.4 × 0.42 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Overlook Press

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ISBN - 10:0879517867

ISBN - 13:9780879517861

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from So farfetched...so imaginative... This is a story full of tall tales and therefore, an interesting legend. Lawrence Durrell's style is very different from what I am used to reading, so it took me some time to become accustomed to it. Also, the book is fairly easy to get through - under 200 pages! I would advise it to anyone who enjoys myth-like works.
Date published: 2006-04-30

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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