Illustration of Richard Garnett, from The Illustrated London News, 14 May 1892 (via Wikipedia).

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Gerbert d’Aurillac series with a special Halloween anniversary detour into a Victorian version of his Dark Legend: the 1888 short story, “The Demon Pope,” by Richard Garnett.

Today’s Text

  • Garnett, Richard. “The Demon Pope.” The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales. John Lane, 1903, pp. 86-98. Google Books.

Image Credit: Illustration of Richard Garnett, from The Illustrated London News, 14 May 1892 (via Wikipedia).

Music Credit: “Mephisto Polka,” by Franz Liszt (1882-3), performed by Sofja G├╝lbadamova used under a CC-BY 3.0 license (MusOpen).