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Average rating: 3.51 · 1,215 ratings · 242 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Memoir Club

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Educating Waverley

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American Cookery

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Steps and Exes

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The Great Pretenders

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Caveat

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The Delinquent Virgin

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Cyrano de Bergerac and The Great Pretenders

Cyrano de Bergerac—brilliant wit, exquisite poet, undefeated cavalier—is unredeemably ugly. His nose, a giant, disfiguring schnoz, renders him unfit to play the lover to any woman, much less the lovely Roxanne. She is in love with the handsome soldier, Christian. To help his tongue-tied rival win Roxanne’s love, Cyrano speaks his own words, immortal protestations of love. beneath her balcony....

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