HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Don Renato: An Ideal Content (An Historical…
Loading...

Don Renato: An Ideal Content (An Historical Romance) (edition 1963)

by Frederick Rolfe, Cecil Woolf (Editor)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
17None583,224 (4)2
Member:dbvisel
Title:Don Renato: An Ideal Content (An Historical Romance)
Authors:Frederick Rolfe
Other authors:Cecil Woolf (Editor)
Info:Chatto & Windus (1963), Hardcover, 344 pages
Collections:Your library, Currently reading
Rating:
Tags:fiction, british, baron corvo, macaronic, novel

Work details

Don Renato: An Ideal Content by Frederick Baron Corvo

None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

A curiously light-hearted book. Of-course, with Rolfe, "light-hearted" is bound to have quite a rather different flavor, and so it does here. Within the first pages we are told that the original text appears to have been the diary of a priest who was stabbed in the top of the head; then follows an accidental death and a public execution. Even so, this book is power-packed with Rolfe's infectious love for the High Renaissance in Italy, and is illuminated with Rolfe's characteristic erudition and goofy vocabulary. There is no question that Rolfe loved this book more than most of his few completed works, and it is appropriate that he adorned it with a lovely and inventive cover-design which appears in this posthumous edition. ( )
  HarryMacDonald | Dec 8, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
3 free
1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4 1
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,493,642 books! | Top bar: Always visible