Cyrano de Bergerac Paperback Book
Widely considered the most popular modern French play, it is presented here in a rich blank verse translation by poet Louis Untermeyer.
Cyrano, a quarrelsome, hot-tempered swordsman, as famous for his dueling skills and pugnacity as for his inordinately long nose, is hopelessly enamored of the beautiful Roxane. She, in turn, is in love with Christian, a handsome but inarticulate and slow-witted suiter. Asked for help by Christian in wooing Roxanne, Cyrano pours out his heart in romanctic dialogues—delivered under cover of night and dense follage—and through ardent love letters written in the name of Christian.
Lexile Measure: NP
©1954. 126 pages, 5 x 8 inches.