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Pages: The Play of Hadrian VII

Frederick Rolfe and his pontifical delusions

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Pages: The Play of Hadrian VII

Frederick Rolfe and his pontifical delusions

Pages: Sheila

“The Australian ingenue who bewitched British society”

Pages: Sheila

“The Australian ingenue who bewitched British society”

Pages: Passionate Attitudes

“Beardsley, like ‘decadence’, was new, diseased and curious in form – and, like the century, he was hastening towards his end.”

Pages: Passionate Attitudes

“Beardsley, like ‘decadence’, was new, diseased and curious in form – and, like the century, he was hastening towards his end.”

Pages: Décadence Mandchoue

“He, if such there be, who peruses the following pages may deem that they are from the pen of a depraved, peradventure even if a talented, man…”

Pages: Décadence Mandchoue

“He, if such there be, who peruses the following pages may deem that they are from the pen of a depraved, peradventure even if a talented, man…”

Pages: The Books of the Beast

This is a 1987 miscellany of pieces stretching back as much as twenty years prior. The title piece concerns the published works of Aleister Crowley, a figure of fascination for the author ever since he was disciplined at school for ordering The Great Beast.

Pages: The Books of the Beast

This is a 1987 miscellany of pieces stretching back as much as twenty years prior. The title piece concerns the published works of Aleister Crowley, a figure of fascination for the author ever since he was disciplined at school for ordering The Great Beast.

Pages: Frederick Rolfe’s Reviews of Unwritten Books

These articles, written around the same time as Hadrian the Seventh (1903/04) come as a complete revelation. Where Hadrian was weighed down by Rolfe’s sense of aggrieved entitlement, these Reviews are light in the best possible sense, borne aloft on wit and invention.

Pages: Frederick Rolfe’s Reviews of Unwritten Books

These articles, written around the same time as Hadrian the Seventh (1903/04) come as a complete revelation. Where Hadrian was weighed down by Rolfe’s sense of aggrieved entitlement, these Reviews are light in the best possible sense, borne aloft on wit and invention.

Pages: Bohemian Paris

Bohemian Paris is one of those books so stuffed with ideas and names and references and cross-references and things you’re just dying to look up that it almost induces a state of neurasthenic overload in the reader (well, it did in this reader).

Pages: Bohemian Paris

Bohemian Paris is one of those books so stuffed with ideas and names and references and cross-references and things you’re just dying to look up that it almost induces a state of neurasthenic overload in the reader (well, it did in this reader).