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Le Bossu

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  284 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Loosely based around real events, the story is set in France in two distinct periods, 1699 and 1717, and incorporates real historical characters such as Philippe II, Duke of Orléans.
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Published March 1998 by Pocket (first published 1858)
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Alberto
A complete masterwork. The ultimate swashbuckler novel. Forget about The Three Musketeers: this one tops it. Pure thrilling adventure. I don't usually rate 5 stars a book unless it is really special. Here, Paul Féval, a pioneer in lots of genres in fiction, plays with the hero's secret identity concept. Nice french film adaptation starring Jean Marais, although far from the marvels of the book.
Razvan Zamfirescu
Alaturi de Cei trei Muschetari, Cocosatul lui Paul Feval este una dintre cele mai apreciate romane de capa si spada.
In copilarie eram innebunit dupa astfel de romane.
Zevaco, Dumas tatal, Dumas fiul, Sabatini, Leroux, Montepin, Walter Scott, Gautier, Paul Feval erau autorii pe care-i devoram si pe ale caror aventuri si personaje le copiam si le repuneam in scena cu ajutorul unor paturi sau esarfe puse pe umeri, o palarie pleostita de la bunicul meu cu o pana de paun si o sabie de plastic de care...more
Nicoleta
Una din putinele carti din biblioteca mamei care mi-a placut la nebunie. Din pacate ea are doar o carte dintr-o serie detul de consistenta. Oricum un roman politist cu actiune undeva prin sec. XVI, cu o prezentare superba a lumii de la acea vreme si cuo povestire mai mult decat atragatoare.
Superb!
Bogdan
This is an adventure novel from the golden age of swashbuckler literature (more commonly known in the french form of "roman de cape et d’épée"). It has the main elements of the genre, but also it is clear that Paul Feval was a gifted writer. He uses some literary techniques that are quite uncommon for other authors of the genre. Among them I mention flashback and inner voice of more than one characters.

Going to characters, I must admit that at least the main ones are quite well built. They are n...more
Kane
Tak asi to nebude kniha úplně pro všechny, ne že by byla náročná na čtení, to ne, ale asi by vám neseděl děj. Každopádně Paul Féval píše parádně. Stvořil napínavý a poutavý příběh, který posloužil několikrát jako filmová předloha. Pokud se tedy nebudete pouštět do knihy, pustě si nějaký film. Nedoporučuju Hrbáče z roku 1997. Mně osobně se tohle zpracování nelíbilo, ale možná to bylo proto, že jsem četla knihu. Každopádně je tam spousta věcí úplně jinak.

Lagardére je pro mě nádherná postava. Troch...more
Louis
Lo que puedo decir de esta obra, es que me parecio corta, simple, y de alguna manera aburrida. Maneja todo el ciclo
de la dama en peligro, el caballero galante que la rescata, los amigos que lo ayudan, etc. Aunque con un ligero cambio.
ya que al final no se queda con la dama, sino que la secuestran de nuevo y todo comienza de nuevo. A lo mejor este cambio es lo que mola, tan solo un poco eh!.
Elisabeth Gotzmann
Aussi connu sous le titre le chevalier de Lagardère.

Roman de cape et d'épée. Un classique. Il faut voir l'interprétation de Jean Piat pour encore plus apprécier.

Histoire du chevalier de Lagardère qui devient tuteur de la fille du duc de Nevers et qui tente de la restituer dans son titre et son héritage.
Naturellement, ça finit bien!

Un peu démodé probablement.

3.5/5
Melinda Ross
An exceptional read! None of the numerous movies made after it have managed to do it justice and capture its essence. A story about loyalty, honor, love, friendship, deceit and betrayal. Drama, romance, action, an amazing plot with a more than just and symbolic ending!
Mathieu
Un roman captivant qui a fait rêver le fan de capes et d' épées que j' étais et suis toujours. La botte de Nevers ! Qu'est-ce que j' ai pu en rêver ! Puis ce costume de bossu... J' ai jamais trop aimé la fin par contre... Mon côté bégueule sans doute...
TamyKarcz
Sep 05, 2010 TamyKarcz rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to TamyKarcz by: my mother
French book, really interesting intrigue, and the story line itself was what made me really appreciate it!
Kristiyana Todorova
Amazing book, in the style of the three musketuers, but much more filled with action !
April
One of my favorite books of all time!
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