Frederick Rolfe

Standard Name: Rolfe, Frederick
Used Form: Baron Corvo


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Family and Intimate relationships Ella D'Arcy
EDA may have had affairs with several literary men: Henry Harland , her editor; John Lane , her publisher; and M. P. Shiel , who, like her, contributed to Lane's Keynotes series. The possibility that...
Literary responses Ethel Lilian Voynich
Bertrand Russell exclaimed that it was one of the most exciting novels [he had] read in the English language.
MacHale, Desmond. The Life and Work of George Boole: A Prelude to the Digital Age. Cork University Press.
Ramm, Benjamin. The Irish novel that seduced the USSR.
Many responses were inflected by gender. Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo) poetically asserted: It is doubtful...
Textual Features Pamela Hansford Johnson
The tone of this novel and its sequels is savagely satirical. It partakes in the venerable tradition of burlesquing the affectations of the literary world, but for PHJ it was something entirely new. The eponymous...
Textual Production Pamela Hansford Johnson
PHJ wrote introductions for the Norton edition of Trollope 's Barchester Towers, 1962, and for Cecil Woolf 's and Brocard Sewell 's volume of essays entitled Corvo , 1860-1960, 1961. She contributed in...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Ella D'Arcy
This memoir presents extended word-pictures of Henry Harland and Frederick Rolfe (who satirised her in his Nicholas Crabbe, which was as yet unpublished during her career, but circulating in manuscript). She writes touchingly about...


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