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Edmond Rostand's bittersweet melodrama tells the tale of France's master swordsman--Cyrano de Bergerac, a valiant soldier cursed with the face of a clown. Gallantry, love, poetry, and failure all combine in this timeless classic.
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published 1951 by The Modern Library (first published 1897)
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Patrick
Apr 21, 2013 Patrick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in 1994, and it changed the way I thought about stories.

Up until that point in my life, the vast majority of the books I'd read were fantasy and science fiction. Many of them were good books. Many, in retrospect, were not.

Then I read Cyrano De Bergerac. For the first half of the play I was amazed at the character, I was stunned by the language. I was utterly captivated by the story.

The second half of the book broke my heart. Then it broke my heart again. I cried for hours. I
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Afshar
Oct 01, 2015 Afshar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
!سیرانو: برگ های پاییزی

!روکسان: قهوه ای و طلایی روشن،مانند موهای یک ونیزی- ببین چه طور می ریزند

سیرانو: به آخرین سفرشان نگاه کن، که از شاخه، تا پژمردن به خاک، چه دلیرانه می ریزند! و دهشت آخرین تلاشی را در شب زمین، در جذبه پروازی بی تلاش، پنهان می کند

سوینین دو سیرانو دو برژراک نویسنده و تفنگدار بی پروای فرانسوی؛ مردی که همه چیز بود و هیچ چیز نبود
او به خودش وفادار بود، آزاده در افکار و آزاده در اعمال

برای آشنایی با سیرانوی نویسنده قسمتی از کتاب معروفش داستان مضحک احوالات و امپراطوری های ماه را در ای
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Marty Reeder
YET ANOTHER READING, December 15, 2009

I forced my class to read this book for their reading time, which is usually reserved for personal reading time.

They loved it.

I can't think of a better endorsement. No other book I know of can get the full enthusiasm of both an English teacher and a classroom full of stratified and unique, individual students--especially when they have been forced to read the book.

Why? Because Cyrano has a universal appeal that spans generations. Because Cyrano is funny. Bec
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Debbie Zapata
Oct 14, 2016 Debbie Zapata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: saturday
Ah, Cyrano. You never disappoint me. How many times have I read your story? How many times have I laughed, cheered, cried and sighed over you? Too many to count, and there will be many more in the future. You are my hero.

But did you know you were a real person? Wait, that sounds silly. Of course you knew that, but how did it slip my own mind? Maybe other times when I read the introductory note to Edmond Rostand's wonderful play about you, this phrase never took hold in my little pea brain: The c
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Ahmed
May 08, 2014 Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
نادرا ما تلاقى عمل مترجم (تنسى وانت تقرأه انه مترجم فى الاساس)وهذا ما تجده فى اعمال المنفلوطى
فقد امتلك من براعة الاسلوب وقوة اللغه ما جعله يصبغ العربيه على العمل المترجم
ورغم ما قد يعيب القصه من تقليديه وابتذال الا ان قوة الاسلوب تجعلنا نتغاضى عن عيوب القصه
Abdullah Abdulrahman
يا الله , يا الله , يا الله .. على هذة الرائعة الأدبية !!
بعدما غلفت هذا الكتاب الأغبره لمدة عامين في درج من أدراج مكتبتي , قررت أن أقرأه و ليتني
إستعجلت بهذا القرار , لكنها الأقدار شاءت أن لا تمنحني متعه هذة الرائعة الأدبيه
إلا بعد عامين , مع أن الكتاب من الحجم الخفيف .. لكن لا أعلم ما الذي جعلني أستثقل قرائتهُ في السابق ! , مع أني قرأت بدايته في ذلك الحين لكنهُ لم يستهويني
وقتها كثيراً .

" سيرانو " يا لها من شخصيه مذهله , أظنها قد أصبحت واحدةً من الشخصيات الأدبية المفضله لدي ..
و التي ستبقى دائماً و
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Evan
Ah Cyrano, you of the forever-unbesmirched white plume, you who compromiseth not, you witty boastful holy heathen. You whose facial prominence was unbegotten of lies, as Pinocchio, but by the cruel capriciousness of nature, who was made very much of flesh not wood and whose human heart lay unseen under the shadow of your long disability; you seemed consigned to a certain Pinocchio-like boyhood when you wanted to be a man in full. But, ah fate! Your nose was a beacon signalling unhappiness and yo ...more
Marquise
What an entertaining and very funny swashbuckler this was! With such a lovable hero with a big nose and a bigger heart, whose wit is as ready and sharp as his rapier. Cyrano is going to make you laugh, think and feel sad with his rhymes (which, by the way, the English translation doesn't do full justice), whilst the heroine is a bit too vapid for him.

I do wish the ending hadn't been like it was, but I appreciate why it had to go down like that and how it fits Cyrano's character and shows his im
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Simona Bartolotta
May 14, 2012 Simona Bartolotta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, plays, 1800
Rossana: Amavo un sol essere e due volte lo perdo!

Di certo, iniziando a leggere il Cyrano non mi aspettavo chissà cosa. E' stato appagante scoprire che anche se le mie aspettative fossero state alle stelle non sarei rimasta comunque delusa.
Il motivo è semplice: quest'opera non può deludere. Cattura sin da subito con i suoi brillanti dialoghi, di modo che anche chi non è proprio avvezzo al teatro si immerga talmente nella vicenda da assuefarsi subito allo stile. Per non parlare del protagonista,
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Gabrielle
This is the most beautiful and most heartbreaking love story ever. I have watched the movie with Gérard Depardieu in the title role a million times, I have seen stage performances of it. It never fails to make me laugh and turn me into a sobbing mess by the last line.

Cyrano is the best swordsman of Paris; he is also the city’s greatest poet. He is as grand in deeds as he is in words, refuses prestige and the limelight, preferring to keep to himself with his poems and the regiment he leads for co
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Arwen56
Aldilà della storia d’amore, che pur gli appartiene e contribuisce a definirlo, il ritratto intenso di un uomo che ha scelto di essere solo se stesso, sia pure con tutti i limiti di una certa spavalderia e di un grande orgoglio. Ma disposto a pagarne sempre le conseguenze, con onestà e dignità. Uno “Stoner” di altri tempi, tempi in cui estrarre la spada era naturale come bere un bicchiere d’acqua. Ma comunque uno “Stoner”.

Ebbene sì, devo ammetterlo, mi sono commossa anche in questo caso. Sarà l
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Alexa
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I have noticed that my latest reviews are brought about by intense feelings that had to be expressed. This applies to this book VERY MUCH. You know those stories where the guy falls in love with a girl, but the girl likes someone else, and so the guy helps that someone else just for the girl’s happiness? This is like a classic version of that. It is so heartbreaking and at the same time so beautiful that I just can’t help but stop as I drink the words in. This is the k
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Guido
Oct 20, 2012 Guido rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, teatro, francia
Questo è uno di quei casi in cui la memoria di un'opera e del suo protagonista è stata lentamente distorta dagli anni e dal successo. Bisogna leggere Cyrano de Bergerac, perché è romantico, sentimentale, divertente; perché Rostand, con stratagemmi e anacronismi, è riuscito a rendere la sua commedia eterna e modernissima, e l'aspetto comico è stato troppo spesso dimenticato; e infine perché gli altri personaggi non sono meno memorabili del protagonista. Alcuni, come Ragueneau, meriterebbero un co ...more
lanalang
Oct 07, 2012 lanalang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Capolavoro! La genialità di Rostand è smisurata e queste cinque stelline corrispondono a una mia vera e propria dichiarazione d’amore verso quest’opera, dove ogni atto contiene una perla poetica, e verso il protagonista, Cyrano, micidiale con la spada e con le parole.
Le parole sono la sua arma, ma anche il suo nutrimento, la forza che gli permette di vivere e resistere alle difficoltà, senza mai piegarsi davanti al potere e senza accettare compromessi per convenienza, anche se questo significa
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Mohamed Fawzy
Dec 22, 2011 Mohamed Fawzy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
لولا نقص الحبكة الدرامية فى بعض الأجزاء .. لاستحقت خمس نجوم ٍ عن جدارة

رغم الكلاسيكية الشديدة , أشعر أنها مُتفردة فى كلاسكيتها !!

البطل شاعر , ومعظم الأبطال الفرعيين كذلك , الرواية تقتحم نفس كل ذى قلم ٍ و تلمس أماكن حميمية جدًا فى روحِه

أحببتها :)

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إننى لا أنُكِر يا لبرية إننى رجل مغال ٍ مُتتطرف كما تقول , و لكن فى سبيل المبدأ و الفكرة ,
و التطرف قبيح فى كل شىء إلا فى هذا السبيل

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لا أبالى أتدوالَ الناسُ قصائدى و تدارسوها و رنت نعماتها فى أرجاء المسارح أم بقيت فى كسر خزانتى أقرؤها بنفسى لنفسى
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Ismail Mohamed
Mar 19, 2010 Ismail Mohamed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
جميل جدا ان أرى كل هذا الاعجاب والإهتمام بالرواية ، والذي لم أكن اتوقعه عند مشاهدتي لقرّاء رواية مجدولين أولا ( وهي رواية أخرى ترجمها المنفلوطي ) ولا اعرف سر الفارق الكبير بين عدد القراء للروايتين، فمجدولين لا تقل روعة عن شاعرنا سيرانوا .

بعد تناولي لهذه الرواية أصبحت أنسانا أكثر .. ترسخ داخلي مشاعر وأفكار أشعر انها بطريقة ما جلعتني مني إنسانا أكثر من ذي قبل .. ولا أنكر أني بكيت في النهاية عند قراءتي لها لأول مرة .. كم انا حزين من اجلك يا سيرانو
S©aP
Non lo avevo mai letto. Come accade per tanti di quei "classici", di cui si sente parlare così spesso da averne, poi, più che una semplice idea, un'opinione vera e propria.
Ricordavo, vagamente, la versione televisiva italiana, in bianco e nero - Domenico Modugno 'as' Cyrano - seguita con curiosità agli ...albori della conoscenza. Conservavo una serie di immagini di risulta, confuse e distorte dall'uso e dall'interpretazione altrui, quali la celeberrima canzone di Guccini; le allusioni al naso e
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Dinny ibadillah
Jun 03, 2011 Dinny ibadillah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ini..
novel cinta pertama yang saya selesaikan, saat masih buta dan remang-remang tentang apa itu cinta
recomended buat para pecinta

rada lupa sih tapi sumpah ini..
romantis abis.. penyadurnya oke dan sangat piawai membuat syair2 cinta dalam dialognya
cukup membawamu terbang ke abad pertengahan di sebuah kota kecil di Perancis
yang terkotak2 oleh status sosial dan kekayaan
tokoh Sreno mencerminkan kebaikan dan ketulusan ditengah persaingan cinta yang jelas tak berpihak padanya
dan tetap menyuguhkan keAg
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Manny

One of the all-time great over-the-top romances - everyone knows the story, and it's been adapted a million times. How they could have given it a happy ending in Steve Martin's "Roxanne" is beyond me. The Depardieu movie is the one to see, of course.
Amal Gamal
Oct 15, 2014 Amal Gamal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الحب الأسطوري والتضحية التي لا مثيل لها.
في البداية لم تستهويني قراءتها حتى إنني مللتها وتمنيت أن تأتي ذروة التشويق حتى لا أتركها قبل أن أنهيها.
الشاعر أو سيرانو دي بيرجراك:
الذي بذل حياته قائمًا بدور المُلقن الذي لا يعُدُّه الجمهور شيئًا وهو كل شيء.
فقد قام بدور المُلقن ل كرستيان كي يُسعده ويُسعد قلب ابنة عمه التي هي أحب الناس إلى قلبه.
وسرق (موليير) من روايته الجديدة (أجربين) مشهدًا ليضمه إلى روايته هو وينسب الفضل له بإعجاب الجمهور وتهليلهم بتلك القطعة الهزلية التي خطًها بقلم سيرانو.
هذا الشخص القبي
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Thomas
Oct 31, 2009 Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Thomas by: School
"Cyrano de Bergerac" is basically about this swordsman named Cyrano, who is an amazing fighter and poet and is in love with his cousin Roxanne. The only bad thing is that Cyrano has a huge nose which keeps him from approaching Roxanne in earnest. Anyway, there's also this other guy that likes Roxanne named Christian, but although Christian has really good looks, he is a screw up with words and doesn't know how to communicate with females. Finally, there's another guy (whose already married) that ...more
Adnan  Nour
Jun 23, 2013 Adnan Nour rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
من أقدم ما قرأت من روايات ، و قرأتها من النسخة التى أهداها والدتى لوالدتى فى فترة خطبتهما.
الرواية جميلة جدا ، تسلسل الأحداث و التركيز على دوافع و نفسيات الأشخاص أكثر من رائع.
أسلوب المنفلوطى قوى جدا ، و إن كان يغلب عليه الاستطراد الشديد.
لم يعبها سوى تفرع القصة فى فروع مثل العلم الفضائى و غيره من المباحث التى شتتت القارىء غير المحب للمنفلوطى.
مشهد الختام ، و مشهد وصول الحبيبة للمعركة من أروع ما يمكن وصفه.
كتاب رائع
Suad Shamma
My favorite section:

"What would you have me do?
Seek for the patronage of some great man,
And like a creeping vine on a tall tree
Crawl upward, where I cannot stand alone?
No thank you! Dedicate, as others do,
Poems to pawnbrokers? Be a buffoon
In the vile hope of teasing out a smile
On some cold face? No thank you! Eat a toad
For breakfast every morning? Make my knees
Callous, and cultivate a supple spine,-
Wear out my belly grovelling in the dust?
No thank you! Scratch the back of any swine
That roots u
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Hasanuddin
Jul 22, 2008 Hasanuddin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiksi
Buku ini aku dapat sebagai kado ultah di tahun 2002. Buku yang bagus jika ingin bermelankolis ria. Pengarang buku ini, Mustafa Lutfi Al-Manfaluti juga melahirkan salah satu masterpiece nya yang lain Magdalena. Karya yang disebut-sebut menjadi inspirasi terbitnya novel "Tenggelamnya Kapal Van der Wick" --entah benar atau tidak.

Dalam Sang Penyair, diungkap kisah cinta segitiga antara Sreno-Rokisan-Christian. Dimana Sreno dan Christian adalah sahabat. Namun, cinta harus memilih dan cinta pula yang
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Nina Sama
ما يزيد هذه الرواية جمالا، هو تفرد البطل وغرابته، فقلة من الأبطال نجدهم بهذا القبح والدمامه، سيرانو رمز لا ينسى للتضحية والوفاء والروعه، الأسلوب الشعري جميل في حوارات الرواية من أولها حتى آخر الصفحات، ربما لن تعجب الأشخاص العمليين الذين لا يحبون السجع والأوصاف الشعرية بشكل عام، قرأتها ثلاث مرات وشاهدت الفيلم الفرنسي ومع هذا فأني أجد الرواية أروع بكثير من الفيلم وقد جعلتني أبكي في نهايتها بمرارة مثل حال البطلة
Aprilianto Suwito
Aku cuma pinjem Perpustakaan SMA waktu itu. Kini, aku pengen banget cari buku ini...
Stela
Jun 07, 2016 Stela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quand mon groupe de lecture a proposé pour le mois de juin le texte Cyrano de Bergerac d’Edmond Rostand, une amie à moi a déclaré qu’elle allait le lire seulement après avoir vu la représentation théâtrale. Sage décision, étant donné que ce genre de textes semble conçu plutôt pour être parlé, déclamé, joué, bref vécu publiquement que pour être lu dans l’intimité. Et pourtant, moi, j’ai toujours aimé lire les pièces de théâtre, et, différemment de mon amie, je préfère, si possible, lire avant de ...more
Abdullah ali
Jan 25, 2012 Abdullah ali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

حين اخبرت أخي اني سأقرأ الشاعر قال لي: ااه ذو الأنف. لم افهم، قال: فقط تذكر الأنف!. هذه الملحمة الصغيرة بما حوته من معاني وقيم عظيمة تشترك فيها الانسانية على وجه الأرض هذه الملحمة هي تنوير باتجاه قضية الفضيلة التي يؤسس لها خطاب المنفلوطي الأدبي. وهو هنا استطاع أن يُنعش القصة بالتركيز على احياء المكان وتحريك أجزاءه، فمشهد البداية في الحانة يمتد ويراوح في صفحات كثيرة نستشعر فيه حتى رائحة المكان وضجيج السكارى وصراخ المتنازعين، وكذلك مشهد استقبال سيرانو لروسكان في مطعم راجنو، وكذلك مشهد المعركة،ومشه
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arcobaleno
Ma per il principio... mi pare che esagerar sia bene.
Ho incontrato Cirano per caso e ho conosciuto inaspettatamente un Uomo: ne avevo una vaga impressione un po' stereotipata e superficiale, per ricordi lontani e frammentari in apparizioni cinematografiche, che non mi aveva fatto desiderare di approfondire l'incontro; ma forse è stato come è naturale che sia: perché Cirano nasconde il suo vero cuore dietro atteggiamenti spettacolari, azioni appariscenti di guasconerie, di bravate…. Ma come il
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Kusanagi
Jan 26, 2015 Kusanagi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 17-ème, théâtre
Lu une première fois en 1994.... après avoir vu le film.... relu tous les ans depuis.

Parce que...

Parce que la langue est magnifique.

Parce que l'histoire est belle.

Parce que je pleure à chaque fois....

Parce que... La balade du Duel, la Tirade des nez, les lettres, le Non merci, la fin....

Et surtout.....

" Mais on ne se bat pas dans l'espoir du succès!
Non! non, c'est bien plus beau lorsque c'est inutile!"

"Je l'emporte et ce soir quand j'entrerai chez Dieu,
mon salut balaiera largement le seuil bleu
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Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand was a French poet and dramatist.

Rostand is associated with neo-romanticism, and is best known for his play "Cyrano de Bergerac". Rostand's romantic plays provided an alternative to the naturalistic theatre popular during the late 19th century. One of Rostand's works, "Les Romanesques", has been adapted as the highly successful musical comedy "The Fantasticks".

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