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THE DESIRE AND PURSUIT OF THE WHOLE




Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo, The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice, Cassell & Co. Ltd, London, 1934. Introduction by A. J .A. Symons.
 

Some later editions:

Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo, The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice, Cassell & Co. Ltd, London, 1953. Foreword by W. H. Auden. Introduction by A. J .A. Symons.

Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo, The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1986. Foreword by Philip Healy. Introduction by A. J. A. Symons.

Frederick Rolfe, The Desire & Pursuit of the Whole: A Venetian Romance, Quartet Books Ltd, London, 1993. Preface by John Bayley. Edited and with an introduction by Andrew Eburne.
     This edition is marred by all kinds of errors; some could perhaps be overlooked as mere misprints, but there are also many very serious ones. And this is in an edition that purports to be the most complete and authoritative version as distinct from the previous ones which "contained numerous mistranscriptions and typographical errors".

Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo, The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Venetian Romance, Gibson Square Books Ltd, London, 2002. Foreword by W. H. Auden. Edited and with an introduction by Andrew Eburne.
       In this edition some errors from 1993 have been corrected, but many remain and numerous new ones appear. The endnotes contain faulty translations from Latin, Italian and French.
 

There is an Italian translation based on the London edition of 1953:

 

Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo, Il desiderio e la ricerca del tutto: un romanzo di Venezia moderna, Longanesi & C., Milano, 1963. Premessa di W. H. Auden. Introduzione di A. J. A. Symons. Traduzione di Bruno Oddera.