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Cyrano de Bergerac

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ISBN-10: 0553213601

ISBN-13: 9780553213607

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edmond Rostand, Brian Hooker, Walter Hampden

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/1950
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 4.10" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242

Savien Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655) French soldier, satirist, and dramatist, whose life has been the basis of many romantic but unhistorical legends. The best-known of them is Edmond Rostand's verse drama Cyrano de Bergerac (1897). Bergerac's major works were two posthumously published accounts of fantastic voyages, VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE (1657) and L'HISTOIRE DES �TATS ET EMPIRES DU SOLEIL (1662).