The Pope's Rhinoceros, Paperback

The Pope's Rhinoceros Paperback

Illustrated by Albrecht Durer



In February 1516, a Portugese ship sank with the loss of all hands a mile off the coast of Italy.

The Nostra Senora da Adjuda had sailed 14000 miles from the Indian kingdom Gujarat: her mission, to deliver a rhinoceros to the Pope.

The Pope's Rhinoceros tells the stories which culminate in this bizarre incident.

Ranging from the Baltic Sea to a flyblown colony in India, from a tribe hidden in the African rain forest to atrocities committed in an obscure town in Tuscany, Norfolk's brilliant novel holds up the true history of the rhinoceros as a mirror to the fantasies and obsessions of the Renaissance.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780749398743



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