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Cyrano de Bergerac: An Heroic Comedy in Five Acts

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Awesome book!

I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't stop reading, could never find the right place to stop. Cyrano de Bergerac had an unusual but unique and 'page-turning' balance of tragedy, comedy, and romance. I admit, the story caught me off guard a few times and I was having a ...
I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't stop reading, could never find the right place to stop. Cyrano de Bergerac had an unusual but unique and 'page-turning' balance of tragedy, comedy, and romance. I admit, the story caught me off guard a few times and I was having a hard time following, but over-all I really enjoyed it and I definitely recommend it to anyone interested, and even those of you who aren't!

posted by Anonymous on August 28, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Poorly copied

The guy that copied this did a bad job: random symbols and uppercase letters were common on every page, with the phrase "Digitized by Google" interrupting the text in random places every few pages. It was extremely distracting and not worth trying to ignore while readin...
The guy that copied this did a bad job: random symbols and uppercase letters were common on every page, with the phrase "Digitized by Google" interrupting the text in random places every few pages. It was extremely distracting and not worth trying to ignore while reading. Good thing it was free.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    THIS IS IN FRENCH

    Just so naive "free finders" know

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2008

    Good play overall

    I didn't really like this play as much as I thought I would. In the begining it was a little confusing due to the fact that it had too many characters. I couldn't keep track with all them. After I went and read it in a quite place and concentrated I started understanding. It was smart by the author to add some comedy in the play. It was really funny how they were calling someone fat, but didn't actually say fat. They called him 'monster belly', 'king of obese'. Overall it was a good book but because it was too romantic, I recommend seeing the play rather than reading it. There is a movie about this play called 'Roxanne' with Steve Martin that was very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2003

    ok- not my type of book

    i had to read this book in order to get into an honors english class. reading plays isn't my type of book. i thought the book was long and boring, and took forever. overall the storyline was okay, but i wouldn't recommend it, and never read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    Cyrano de Bergerac= An Epitome of Mediocrity

    Cyrano de Bergerac was, in my opinion, a mediocre book at best. The plot was tired and predictable, the characters boring. The only interesting characters are quickly dismissed, and the reasons for doing so border on foolishness. The characters, who were supposed to be the embodiments of true love and devotion turned out to be something quite different, the embodiments of shallowness and obsession. The most upsetting problem with the characters is that they are not developed. Rostand presents the reader with a general idea of who a character is, then quickly moves on. Actions are few and far between, and no sense of action is really conveyed. Perhaps taking Cyrano from the stage to print caused this, but that doesn't change the fact that it is dull. Rostand fails to convey any suspense at all, even when it is apparent that he is trying to. However, as a comedy, Cyrano de Bergerac excels. The humor is diverse; ranging from subtle to out-right insults. Cyrano often speaks insults that are incredibly funny, even by today's standards. That brings the book from a failure to a prime example of mediocrity, although there is still not enough humor to merit reading this book. All in all, the book is simply trying too hard to be something it is not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    This book was hot

    I read this book for the high school english class and I thought this book was a very good book a sad ending but the messege and everything about it was really good and I recommend everyone to read it.

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