Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

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by Edmond Rostand

Drama Comedy Romance Unrequited Love Beauty and Inner Worth Honor Identity and Deception

PAGES
214
ESTIMATED TIME
3 hours 2 minutes
PACE
Intermediate
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
1897
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
French
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1185

Cyrano de Bergerac is a heroic drama in five acts and in verse written by Edmond Rostand. It was performed for the first time on December 27, 1897, and is based on the life of the character that gives it its name. It was a great success at the time and has been made into a film on different occasions.

Cyrano de Bergerac is a poetic soldier, very proud and witty, but with one major flaw: he has an enormously large nose. He is in love with his beautiful cousin Roxane, but because he considers himself ugly he doesn't expect her to reciprocate. Furthermore, Roxane is in love with the handsome but unwitting soldier Christian de Neuvilette.

Cyrano agrees with Christian to write love letters to Roxane on his behalf, so that he can somehow express his feelings to her, albeit indirectly. Roxane is impressed by these letters and confesses to Christian that although she was not physically attracted to him, she has fallen in love with his soul. This is a hard stick for Christian and a very positive thing for Cyrano, since she doesn't focus on physical attractiveness but on personality.

But Christian and Cyrano have to go to war against the Spanish and things will go wrong...

This digital edition of the book Cyrano de Bergerac is based on the translation by Gladys Thomas and Mary F. Guillemard

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About Edmond Rostand

Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism and his romantic plays contrasted with the natura...

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Well when I write my book, and tell the tale of my adventures--all these little stars that shake out of my cloak-- I must save those to use for asterisks!

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A great nose may be an index of a great soul.

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Who knows her smile has known a perfect thing.

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Yes, all our souls are written in our eyes!

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A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.

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