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Cyrano de Bergerac (Pocket Classics) [Paperback]

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A quarrelsome, hot-tempered, and unattractive swordsman falls hopelessly in love with a beautiful woman and woos her for a handsome but slow-witted suitor. A witty and eloquent drama.

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Pages   391
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.99" Width: 4.29" Height: 0.74"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Pocket (FR)
ISBN  2266082752  
ISBN13  9782266082754  

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More About Edmond Rostand

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Edmond Rostand (1868-1918)was born in Marseilles, France, in 1868, the son of a distinguished and cultured family. The young Rostand was educated first in Marseilles, then in Paris, where he earned a degree in law. It was a profession, however, that he was never to practice. He made his literary debut in 1890 with a volume of lyric verse, and his first important play, "The Romancers," was produced by the Comedie Francaise in 1894. In 1897, "Cyrano de Bergerac" won critical acclaim and spectacular popular success, and Rostand further solidified his position as the foremost of modern French romantic dramatists with "L Aiglon" in 1900 and "Chantecler" in 1910.
Eteel Lawson was educated in France and holds two Masters degrees, in International Relations and Economics. The author of a children s book and a collection of short stories, she worked for the United Nations in Paris and now lives on the French Riviera.
Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Vassar College, Cynthia B. Kerr earned a Ph.D. in French and Humanities from Stanford University. Specializing in performance studies and Early Modern France, she has published three books, including "Corneillea l'affiche: vingt ans de creations theatrales, 1980-2000." She is the author of more than eighty articles and book reviews published in journals in Europe and the United States. She regularly writes for "Choice," the publication of the American Library Association."

Edmond Rostand was born in 1868 and died in 1918.

Edmond Rostand has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bantam Classics
  2. Dover Thrift Editions
  3. Enriched Classics (Pocket)
  4. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > French
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Untranslated > French
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Very good  Nov 10, 2006
This book came quickly, and was the correct book for the reading list for my daughter who is in the 10th grade. We both love used books and have never been diasppointed in their purchase. This one was no exception!
cyrano de bergerac  Apr 10, 2001
it is a really good story. i like it a lot.
Better to Have Loved and Lost....  Jan 17, 2001
Cyrano de Bergerac, the character, the play, the legacy, is a timeless literary herald due to its theme. Existence in a contrived reality constitutes a standard motif of Romanticism. Literature itself is able to assume the bittersweet but themed predictability that concrete reality lacks. It pretends no circumstance is too outrageous or too wonderful, seamlessly binding the ruthlessly sinister and the impossibly good. A contrived existence in literature can be interpreted as a dream world in which the character chooses to envelop himself, blocking out society's standards and inverting the impossible. This shadow often sadly results in the opposite of the character's original intentions because it is surreal. The main use of this method by Cyrano is in writing sonnets for Christian's dictation to Roxane. In an abstract way, Cyrano vents his own feelings, but credits his the resulting glory to a handsome protégé. A secondary example is the finality in Roxane's tragic statement upon realizing that it was the dying Cyrano she loved, and not Christian. "I never loved but one man in my life, and I have lost him twice". She has finally allowed the vale of deception to be lifted, finding in its place a life misspent. Not unlike a certain Shakespearean character of the same era, she realizes herself to be a woman who has loved not wisely but well. Shaped by a theme of false reality's ultimately unhappy demise, the play is an extraordinary work magnifying life's complications.
Charming, amusing love story  Aug 3, 2000
The play in which Steve Martin's "Roxanne" was based on is "Cyrano de Bergerac", a French play by Edmond Rostand. The title character is a witty men, well about words, but has a physical appendage that all find alarming and engrossing: a large, portrusive nose. He falls in love with Roxanne, but she is in love with another man; while he is beautiful, he's also a veritable dunderhead. Cyrano agrees to help him court Roxanne and many funny happenings occur. This is an amusing play, sure to charm anyone who can take physical imperfections lightly.
I have enjoyed this recording for years  Jun 4, 1998
I have had this recording for many years. My original copy is on vinyl. Not only is it extremely well acted, but one almost feels like they are in the locations of the play, the theater, the bakery, the battlefront.

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