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Demon Pope, the (1888) [Short Story]
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Summary (IBList user synopsis):

A student, later to become Pope Silvester II, makes a bargain with the devil, as a result of which the devil spends twelve hours as Pope, with unexpected results.

Original title: The Demon Pope
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionFantasyHistorical

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Terry Pratchett , H. P. Lovecraft , Ray Bradbury , Tanith Lee , Lord Dunsany , John Brunner , Keith Roberts , Lucius Shepard , Mervyn Peake , Peter S. Beagle , Poul Anderson , Larry Niven , Jack Vance , James Tiptree, Jr. , Sterling E. Lanier , Robert E. Howard , Fritz Leiber , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Clark Ashton Smith , Abraham Merritt , Theodore Sturgeon , Avram Davidson , Jane Yolen , Manly Wade Wellman , Robert Holdstock , John Buchan , Angela Carter , Phyllis Eisenstein , Richard Garnett , Thomas Burnett Swann
     Tales Before Tolkien (2003) [Anthology]
      Authors: L. Frank Baum , Edith Nesbit , Lord Dunsany , William Hope Hodgson , Arthur Machen , Abraham Merritt , John Buchan , James Branch Cabell , George MacDonald , Frank R. Stockton , William Morris , H. Rider Haggard , Ludwig Tieck , E.H. Knatchbull-Hugessen , Richard Garnett , Andrew Lang , Clemence Housman , Kenneth Morris , Francis Stevens , E.A. Wyke-Smith , Austin Tappan Wright , David Lindsay


  • Silvester (or Sylvester) II, originally Gerbert of Aurillac, was Pope from 999-1003. As a scholar and reformer, he was often accused of being in league with the devil, and many legends sprang up regarding his life.


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