Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

Brian Hooker’s brilliant 1923 blank-verse translation into English of the classic swashbuckling romantic French play by Edmond Rostand. Long-nosed quick-witted master swordsman and poet Cyrano de Bergerac writes love letters—on behalf of the good-looking soldier Christian de Neuvillette—to Roxane, the smart and beautiful woman they both love. A paean to the power of words.

This ebook edition is a carefully formatted and proofread close copy of a 1924 print edition. The text of this book is in the public domain.

Do you suppose
The prim Penelope had stayed at home
Embroidering,—if Ulysses wrote like you?
She would have fallen like another Helen—
Tucked up those linen petticoats of hers
And followed him to Troy!

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