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Hadrian the Seventh
also called "Hadrian VII" and has one more synonym

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  1. Published in 1904, this novel of extreme wish-fulfilment developed out of an article he wrote on the Papal Conclave to elect the successor to Pope Leo XIII

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  2. The prologue introduces us to George Arthur Rose (a transparent double for Rolfe himself)

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  3. probably the best-known work of the English novelist Frederick Rolfe, who wrote as 'Baron Corvo'

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  4. a failed candidate for the priesthood denied his vocation by the machinations and bunglings of the Roman Catholic ecclesiastic machinery, now living alone with his yellow cat

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  5. Rose is visited by two prominent churchmen, one a Cardinal Archbishop, who propose to right the wrongs done to him, ordain him a priest, and take him to Rome where the Conclave to elect the new Pope has reached deadlock

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  6. When he arrives in Rome he finds that the Cardinals have been inspired, divinely or otherwise, to offer him the Papacy

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