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The Pope's rhinoceros: a novel

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The highly acclaimed author of Lempriere's Dictionary, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of 1992, returns with a vivid, antic, and picaresque fictional tapestry--reminiscent of The Name of ther Rose--which spins around one of history's most bizarre chapters: the 16th-century attempt to procure a rhinoceros for the amusement of Pope Leo X.
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Grouped Work ID 30a70f68-f6c3-9f2e-dc12-68268cd2ee28
Grouping Title pope s rhinoceros
Grouping Author norfolk lawrence
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-01 04:21:47AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-18 04:42:47AM

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display_description The Pope's Rhinoceros is a vivid, antic, and picaresque novel spun around one of history's most bizarre chapters: the sixteenth-century attempt to procure a rhinoceros as a bribe for Pope Leo X. In February 1516, a Portuguese ship sank off the coast of Italy. The Nostra Senora de Ajuda had sailed fourteen thousand miles from the Indian kingdom of Gujarat. Her mission: to bribe the "pleasure-loving Pope" into favoring expansionist Portugal over her rival Spain with the most exotic and least likely of gifts - a living rhinoceros. Moving from the herring colonies of the Baltic Sea to the West African rain forest, with a cast of characters including an order of reclusive monks and Rome's corrupt cardinals, courtesans, ambassadors, and nobles, The Pope's Rhinoceros is at once a fantastic adventure tale and a portrait of an age rushing headlong to its crisis.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Historical fiction, Leo -- X, -- Pope, -- 1475-1521 -- Fiction, Ocean travel -- Fiction, Papal States -- History -- Leo X, 1513-1521 -- Fiction, Portugal -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction, Rhinoceroses -- Fiction, Sea stories
title_display The Pope's rhinoceros : a novel
title_full The Pope's rhinoceros : a novel / Lawrence Norfolk, The Pope's rhinoceros : a novel [electronic resource] / Lawrence Norfolk
title_short The Pope's rhinoceros :
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topic_facet Electronic books, History, Leo, Ocean travel, Rhinoceroses