"Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet, Raconteur - Cyrano de Bergerac is all these things, but none of them makes him happy. What he desires above all is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But his problem is as plain as the nose on his face. Surely he is too ugly ever to be loved? Salvation of a kind arrives in the form of the handsome yet tongue-tied ...Read More"Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet, Raconteur - Cyrano de Bergerac is all these things, but none of them makes him happy. What he desires above all is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But his problem is as plain as the nose on his face. Surely he is too ugly ever to be loved? Salvation of a kind arrives in the form of the handsome yet tongue-tied Christian de Neuvillette - might not Cyrano's eloquence and Christian's beauty together win Roxane? Yet duelling foes, powerful rivals, and a war against Spain will all put our hero to the test before he finds his way at last into his lady's arms."Read Less
New. 248 pages. Reprinted from 1898 edition. Smyth/Section Sewn, Hard-Cover. Exact/Strict reproduction of text, no changes has been made in respect to the original text. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes/bindings than this reprint is of only a single volume/binding. A lot of effort has been made to check and improve each page/scan manually for its quality of text and illustrations (if any, are in b/w). Folded illustrations, if any, are not included in the book. This is not a retyped or an ocr'd book. Index, contents, etc, if any in the original book, are included. This item is printed on demand using good quality natural shade paper.
Wonderfully written, when character counted. A charming, romantic, and adventurous play. It's easy to see why it's had such a long life.
Apr 24, 2007
cyrano de bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac is a dramatic comedy set in 17th century France. The colorful play features Cyrano, an ugly poet in love with his beautiful cousin, Roxanne. Afraid to aspire to her hand, he finds an outlet for his passion in scripting the romance of her unimaginative, but handsome beau, with hilarious and poignant results. Filled with swashbuckling adventure, romance, and captivating poetry, Cyrano de Bergerac is a delightful and thought provoking classic.
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