Thomas el impostor

Overview

Guillaume Thomas is desperate for adventure, and even at 16 years old he already knows the value of lying. Too young to fight in World War I, he assumes a false noble ancestry and lies about his age so that he can become a soldier. In this guise he meets Princess de Bormes and her impressionable daughter Henriette, and while the princess pursues charity work with the wounded, Henriette falls in love with Guillaume. Guillaume, however, is obsessed with war and lost in the realms of ...

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Overview

Guillaume Thomas is desperate for adventure, and even at 16 years old he already knows the value of lying. Too young to fight in World War I, he assumes a false noble ancestry and lies about his age so that he can become a soldier. In this guise he meets Princess de Bormes and her impressionable daughter Henriette, and while the princess pursues charity work with the wounded, Henriette falls in love with Guillaume. Guillaume, however, is obsessed with war and lost in the realms of fantasy, until fighting in the trenches makes him begin to grasp the true meaning of war.

 

Guillaume Thomas está desesperado por tener una aventura, y aun a los 16 años de edad ya reconoce el valor de una mentira. Demasiado joven para luchar en la Primera Guerra Mundial, asume una falsa ascendencia noble y unos cuantos años adicionales para poder convertirse en soldado. Disfrazado de esta forma conoce a la princesa de Bormes y a su hija impresionable Henriette, y mientras la princesa ofrece su tiempo al cuidado de los heridos, Henriette se enamora de Guillaume. Guillaume, sin embargo, está obsesionado con la guerra y perdido en una fantasía, hasta que luchar en las trincheras le hace comenzar a darse cuenta del verdadero significado de la guerra.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788493518509
  • Publisher: Cabaret Voltaire
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 11.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Cocteau is regarded as one of France's greatest men of arts and letters. A multifaceted talent and a recipient of the Légion d'honneur, he achieved distinction as a poet, playwright, and critic as well as an artist, illustrator, composer, actor, and internationally acclaimed filmmaker. He is the author of La Belle et la Bête, Les Enfants Terribles, and Opium. Montserrat Morales Peco is a writer, translator, and professor at the University of Castilla–La Mancha.

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