The Man who was Cyrano: A Life of Edmond Rostand, Creator of Cyrano de Bergerac

The Man who was Cyrano: A Life of Edmond Rostand, Creator of Cyrano de Bergerac

by Sue Lloyd, Susan M. Lloyd
     
 

This is the first full-length biography of Edmond Rostand published in English. Written for those who love Cyrano de Bergerac, it throws new light on the origins of Rostand's most famous play, and reveals how he expressed his own character and ideals in his heroes, especially Cyrano. This book also introduces readers to his other plays, such as Chantecler, thought

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This is the first full-length biography of Edmond Rostand published in English. Written for those who love Cyrano de Bergerac, it throws new light on the origins of Rostand's most famous play, and reveals how he expressed his own character and ideals in his heroes, especially Cyrano. This book also introduces readers to his other plays, such as Chantecler, thought by some to be his masterpiece.

Readers will discover a sensitive, modest poet, overwhelmed by the demands of his fame, but determined, in spite of suffering from periods of depression, to fulfil what he saw as his life's work, inspiring others with his own idealistic enthusiasm.


About the Author

SUE LLOYD was born in Keynsham, England, and studied at Bristol University. After teaching in East Africa, she returned to England, settling in Norfolk. Here she researched her Master's degree on Cyrano de Bergerac (University of East Anglia, 1977), which revived her longstanding interest in Edmond Rostand. In 1982, her new edition of Roget's Thesaurus for Longman, the first in 20 years, became a world best-seller. A Penguin edition followed, along with contributions to dictionaries and other wordbooks. After a further period in East Africa, she now lives in Southwest England.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588320728
Publisher:
Unlimited Publishing LLC
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.99(d)

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