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Cyrano De Bergerac by  Edmond Rostand - Hardcover - Reprint - from Recycled Records and Books and Biblio.com

Cyrano De Bergerac

by Rostand, Edmond

Condition: Good/Poor Jacket


New York: The Modern Library 322pp. No date other than the Henry Holt date of 1923. Dust Jacket design is from between 1930 - 1939. Jacket Price is 95 Cents. Spine is cocked. Pencil markings at top tip of fore edge of text block. Tips and spine ends are bumped and rubbed. Edges of boards are sunned. Top edge of rear board has slight rubbing. Spine ends are sunned. Gilt spine titling is heavily rubbed. Pages have light toning. Edges of text block have light dust staining. Edges of jacket are chipping and missing pieces. Jacket has scuffs and scratches. Tips of jacket are clipped. Spine panel and flap folds are sunned. Flap folds have a few pinholes. Spine panel has a hole near the spine head. May have other minor flaws.. Reprint. Hardcover. Good/Poor Jacket.

The legendary romance about a quick-witted swashbuckler whose nose is as big as his heart Set during the reign of Louis XIII, Cyrano de Bergerac is a play about one of the most estimable characters in literature. Desperately in love with the beautiful Roxane but convinced she will never look past his titanic proboscis, Cyrano helps the tongue-tied Christian pen exquisite verse with which to woo her. Presented in an elegant new translation, this comic adventure continues to be popular for its dramatic power and, above all, its magnetic hero. * Includes an introduction, chronology, explanatory notes, and historical note  




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