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The quest for Corvo

Alphonse James Albert Symons

The quest for Corvo

an experiment in biography

by Alphonse James Albert Symons

  • 257 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Cassell in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rolfe, Frederick William, -- 1860-1913.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwith an introduction by Julian Symons.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17486994M

    The Quest for Corvo by Symons and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at certifiedneighborhoodspecialist.com pages. Pictorial paper cover. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Paper cover has mild edge wear with light rubbing and creasing. Some light m.

    This book is subtitled "An Experiment in Biography" and it is, truly, an unusual work. Which is all for the best, considering its subject: Frederick William Rolfe, aka Baron Corvo, an obscure English writer from the turn of the 20th century/5(4). The Quest for Corvo is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self -appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to be priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction/5(9).

    Feb 22,  · 'What had happened to the lost manuscripts, what train of chances took Rolfe to his death in Venice? The Quest continued' One summer afternoon A.J.A. Symons is handed a peculiar, eccentric novel that he cannot forget and, captivated by this unknown masterpiece, determines to learn everything he can about its mysterious author. ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $


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But this singular work, subtitled "an experiment in biography," is also a remarkable self-portrait, a study of the obsession and sympathy that inspires the biographer's certifiedneighborhoodspecialist.com by: The The quest for Corvo book for Corvo is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed He hadn't, but soon did, and found himself entranced by the novel -- "a masterpiece"-- and no less fascinated by the mysterious person of its all-but-forgotten creator.4/5.

Mar 31,  · The Quest for Corvo is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction. But this singular work, subtitled "an experiment in biography," is also a remarkable self-portrait, a study of the obsession and sympathy that inspires the biographer's art.4/5(1).

Mar 31,  · The Quest for Corvo is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction. But this singular work, subtitled “an experiment in biography,” is also a remarkable self-portrait.

Mar 31,  · The Quest for Corvo is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction. But this singular work, subtitled "an experiment in biography," is also a remarkable self-portrait, a study of the obsession and sympathy that inspires the biographer’s art.

The quest for Corvo book 18,  · 'The Quest for Corvo' is biography in the form of a detective story, and as such it is certifiedneighborhoodspecialist.com surest formula for a masterpiece biography—of which there are not that many—is an extraordinary human being writing about a great one/5(10).

17 rows · MY QUEST FOR Corvo was started by accident one summer afternoon inin the. MY QUEST for Corvo was started by accident one summer afternoon inin the company of Christopher Millard. We were sitting lazily in his little garden, talking of books that miss their just reward of praise and influence.

I mentioned Wylder's Hand, by Le Fanu, a master- piece of plot, and the Fantastic Fables of Ambrose Bierce. Subtitled "An experiment in biography," The Quest for Corvo was a groundbreaking work: rather than being a simple narrative of a life, it describes an author's search for understanding of his subject, revealing aspects of Rolfe's life and character as they are revealed to the author.

Though it appears entirely natural, the work is very skillfully orchestrated. Jul 17,  · The Quest for Corvo is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction.

But this singular work, subtitled "an experiment in biography," is also a remarkable self-portrait, a study of the obsession and sympathy that inspires the biographer's art/5(13).

Mar 31,  · The Quest for Corvo is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction.4/5(). The Quest for Corvo is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction.

Symons, introduction by A/ The Quest for Corvo: An Experiment in Biography by A.J.A. Symons 'What had happened to the lost manuscripts, what train of chances took Rolfe to his death in Venice. The Quest continued'One summer afternoon A.J.A.

Symons is handed a peculiar, eccentric novel that he cannot forget and, captivated by this unknown masterpiece, determines to learn everything he can about its mysterious Book Edition: A.J.A.

Symons is the author of The Quest for Corvo ( avg rating, ratings, 48 reviews, published ), An Anthology of Nineties' Verse ( avg 4/5. The Quest for Corvo remains one of the greatest biographies ever written and an enduring work of twentieth-century English literature.

This new edition contains many photographs of the original documents used by Symons in researching his landmark book, and adds his essay ‘Tradition in Biography’. Limited to copies. The Quest for Corvo ()  A.J.A.

Symons Book Description A.J.A. Symons’s life is changed forever when his friend Millard, a dealer in rare books, lends. Jul 17,  · The Quest for Corvo: An Experiment in Biography With a Memoir by Sir Shane Leslie/5(13).

Feb 22,  · The Quest for Corvo by A. Symons,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(). May 19,  · The quest for Corvo an experiment in biography by Alphonse James Albert Symons, Angiolo Tursi.

2 Want to read; Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, Baltimore, Md. Written in certifiedneighborhoodspecialist.com by: "The Quest for Corvo" is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction.

The Quest for Corvo is a vivid portrait of the characters associated with Rolfe, the majority of whom found themselves enemies of the man they often attempted to help. And The Quest for Corvo offers an insight into the biographer's fascination for his subject." First printing, Hardcover, Limited, New in dust jacket, Seller Inventory # The Quest for Corvo: An Experiment in Biography: Books - certifiedneighborhoodspecialist.com Skip to main content.

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