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Frederick William Rolfe, the self styled Baron Corvo, is one of English literatures most extraordinary figures. He was born on 22 July 1860 in London in a strongly religious background. He studied to become a priest though ill discipline saw him expelled from schools and colleges thereby ending his hopes and ambitions. His writing life was dogged with extreme hardship, debt homelessness and poverty. Whilst he was getting work published he lived mainly on patronage and hand outs. He moved later to Venice though things improved little for him, various schemes and ideas amounted to nothing which eventually lead to him sleeping rough by the canals until a friend too him into his flat. It was there he died in in 1913. His work is very much sought after by collectors today thanks largely to the determined efforts of the Corvine Society to keep his name alive and publish unknown material.
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TARCISSUS: THE BOY MARTYR OF ROME (private [1880])
STORIES TOTO TOLD ME (Bodley Head, 1898)
THE ATTACK ON ST. WINEFRIDE'S HALL (private, [1898])
IN HIS OWN IMAGE (Bodley Head, 1901)
CHRONICLES OF THE HOUSE OF BORGIA (Grant Richards, 1901)
HADRIAN THE SEVENTH (Chatto & Windus, 1904)
DON TARQUINIO (Chatto & Windus, 1905)
DON RENATO, AN IDEAL CONTENT (Francis Griffiths, 1909)
THE WEIRD OF THE WANDERER by Prospero and Caliban (William Rider, 1912)
BULL AGAINST ENEMY OF THE ANGLICAN RACE {Corvine Society, 1929)
HUBERT'S ARTHUR by Prospero and Caliban (Cassell, 1935)
THE DESIRE AND PURSUIT OF THE WHOLE (Cassell, [1934])
THREE TALES OF VENICE (The Corvine Press, [1950]; 150 numbered copies)
AMICO Dl SANDRO (The Peacocks Press, 1951 150 numbered copies)
LETTERS TO GRANT RICHARDS (The Peacocks Press, 1951; 200 copies)
CARDINAL PREFECT OF PROPAGANDA (Nicholas Vane, 1957; 310 copies)
NICHOLAS CRABBE (Chatto & Windus, 1958)
CENTENARY EDITION  LETTERS OF FREDERICK WILLIAM ROLFE
(Nicholas Vane, 1959)
LETTER TO FATHER BEAUCLERK (Tragara Press, 1960; 20 copies)
LETTERS TO LEONARD MOORE ( Woolf, 1960' 260 copies)
LETTERS TO KENNETH GRAHAME (Peacocks Press, 1962; 40 copies)
WITHOUT PREJUDICE ONE HUNDRED LETTERS FROM FREDERICK WILLIAM ROLFE,
BARON CORVO TO JOHN LANE (privately printed for Alien Lane, 1963)
A LETTER TO A SMALL NEPHEW NAMED CLAUDE (Iowa City, 1964; 134 copies)
LETTERS TO JAMES WALSH (Bertram Rota, 1972}
BALLADE OF BOYS BATHING (Tragara Press, 1972; 200 numbered copies)
COLLECTED POEMS OF FR ROLFE, BARON CORVO (Woolf, 1974)
THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE COIN: SOME FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN
FREDERICK WILIAM ROLFE AND GRANT RICHARDS {Tragara Press, 1974; 95 copies)
THE VENICE LETTERS (Woolf, 1974)
THE ARMED HANDS, AND OTHER STORIES (Woolf, 1974)
ABERDEEN INTERVAL (Tragara Press, 1975; 140 copies)
DIFFERENT ASPECTS: FREDERICK WILLIAM ROLFE AND THE FOREIGN OFFICE
(Tragara Press, 1976; 125 copies)
FREDERICK ROLFE AND THE TIMES' 4-12 FEB 1901 {Tragara Press, 1975; 175 copies)
LETTERS TO HARRY BAINBRIDGE (Enitharmon Press, 1977; 395 copies)

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