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This beloved classic has fascinated and enchanted generations. Not since 1938 has there been a more readable or stageable prose translation. Its fast-paced plot and rich tapestry of gallant soldiers, starving poets, musketeers, marquises, and bluestockings delight, but at its heart is Cyrano: masterful soldier, accomplished poet, ferocious orator, chivalrous lover... and the possessor of an extraordinary nasal appendage!
Book Description Rostand's masterpiece-and the ultimate triumph of the great French romantic tradition-is the magnificent hero-for-all-seasons, Cyrano de Bergerac.
This is Edmond Rostand's immortal play in which chivalry and wit, bravery and love are forever captured in the timeless spirit of romance. Set in Louis XIII's reign, it is the moving and exciting drama of one of the finest swordsmen in France, gallant soldier, brilliant wit, tragic poet-lover with the face of a clown. Rostand's extraordinary lyric powers gave birth to a universal hero--Cyrano De Bergerac--and ensured his own reputation as author of one of the best-loved plays in the literature of the stage. This translation, by the American poet Brian Hooker, is nearly as famous as the original play itself, and is generally considered to be one of the finest English verse translations ever written.
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