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Le Capitaine Fracasse

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  805 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Pour l'amour de l'ingénue d'une troupe de comédiens nomades, le jeune baron de Sigognac qui se morfondait au château de la Misère en compagnie d'un valet, d'une haridelle, d'un chien et d'un chat, joue sur les tréteaux le rôle de Matamore, le « tranche-montagne ». Il prend le nom de capitaine Fracasse, suit la troupe à Paris et dispute Isabelle à son déloyal et puissant ri ...more
Paperback, 511 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Distribooks (first published 1863)
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Jim
Mar 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It is interesting to think that Alexandre Dumas Père's The Three Musketeers was written around the same time as Théophile Gautier's Captain Fracasse, although the latter was not published until almost thirty years later. Both have as their hero an impoverished Gascon nobleman of good family. Dumas's D'Artagnan goes directly into the King's Musketeers, whereas the Baron de Sigognac joins a troupe of traveling players and adopts the stage name of Captain Fracasse.

Fracasse is nothing more or less
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Pat
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: francia, classici
Regno di Luigi XIII. Terra di Guascogna.
Lo sventurato barone Sigognac abita il suo castello ormai in rovina. Con lui è il vecchio e fedele servitore Pierre, il fido cane Miraut e il nero gattone Béelzébuth.
In una notte di gran tempesta qualcuno bussa al castello. Si tratta di una compagnia di teatranti. Hanno smarrito la via, i carri si sono impantanati, sono stanchi e hanno fame. Il barone li aiuta, li accoglie nella sua misera dimora. La sua vita cambia qui.
Alla vista di Isabelle è subito amo
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Séverine
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I was twelve, I hated reading. So, my Mum, who was a French teacher, gave me this book telling me I will not regret it.
I decided to give it a try... and never stopped til the end of the book!
This story is really a great adventure one! A cloak-and-dagger's adventure with strong characters and a lovely love-story.
It's really fit for teenager who wants to discover the pleasure of reading and the escape that only books can provide.
But it's also for the oldest because admit it, a good adventure
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Sindy Castellanos
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Novela narrada con candor y excelentes descripciones. Aún considerando que tiende al idealismo, el desarrollo de los acontecimientos y el final pueden ser alimento de la esperanza en el lector.
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Novel narrated with deep candour and excellent descriptions. Even considering that tends to idealism, the development of events and the outcome can be a source of hope for the reader.
Cristina Pana
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recomand
Mi-a placut tare mult cum a fost scrisa aceasta carte ♥ Povestea curge fluid, iar cuvintele atent alese se impreuneaza atat de bine incat esti prins in actiune fara prea mare greutate.
Dragoste sincera si pura probabil doar in carti mai gasim in zilele noastre, dar ce frumos este sa poti afla ca era posibila intr-o vreme ♥
Recomand!
Gabrielle Dubois
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 19th-century
Il n'y aura jamais assez d'étoiles pour que je puisse dire tout l'amour que j'ai pour Théophile Gautier. Le capitaine fracasse est de la poésie en prose ! Précipitez-vous, lisez-le, lisez tout Théophile Gautier !
Czarny Pies
May 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Des jeunes de 12 à 14 ans.
Recommended to Czarny by: Une bibliothécaire enthousiaste
Shelves: french-lit
Le Capitaine Fracasse est un roman cape et d'épée basé sur Le Roman comique de Scarron (1651-1657. Le result est un excellent roman de jeunesse qui est sans intéret pour le public adult.
Clarisse
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: capes-et-épées
3.75
Elena
It was quite enjoyable reading. It this book there is anything one can wish to find in such book: adventures, chevalier sans peur et sans reproche, damsel in distress, sword fightings and happy happy end.
But there are a lot of similarities to another book, Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. Both Sigongiac and Andre Moreau are poor, both enter buskers' crew. Both in same circumstances have to become an actor, not an average actor but comedian. Both heroes are in love with pretty actress who is a lov
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Nonethousand Oberrhein
Le masque, la cape, l'épée
Le style riche et très descriptif de Théophile Gautier délivre des tableaux caravagesques au lieu de descriptions; le romantisme qui habite les protagonistes devient structure du récit et entraîne le lecteur dans une narration très articulée; le contexte historique ajoute une touche de réalisme sans éclipser le “jeu” des personnages, mais au contraire en soulignant leur côté héroïque. Sans trop se disperser, on est devant, en absolu, au meilleur livre de cape et épée de
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Rodolphe Barret
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: decapesetdepee
Un de mes Romans fetiches!La plume de Theophile Gautier est d'une qualite comme on n'en fait plus!Tous Les ingredients y sont:l'humour,l'amour, la tragedies le suspense.Le tout ecrit dans un style virevoltant, dynamique et qui n'a pas pris une ride!A lire et a relire sans moderation!
Ag
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
I found it impossible not to see the parallel with Scaramouche and to unwillingly compare the two swashbuckling novels at the beginning of the book. However I soon forgot that to feel completely immersed in this story with some great characters. The end was predictable, but I wasn't exactly expecting any plot twists. Overall a rather nice novel from an author I had been meaning to read for some time.
MissCaterina
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Romanzo di formazione semplicemente meraviglioso, un'avventura indietro nel tempo che ci trasporta con leggerezza. Il capitan Fracassa è il riscatto della fedeltà a se stessi, è il coraggio di uscire dalla propria zona di confort quando ne siamo insoddisfatti ed è un invito a seguire l'inaspettando restando sempre fedeli a ciò che siamo.
Il viaggio non è solo per il mondo ma è anche dentro il teatro, con un'allegra combriccola che ci insegna qualcosa sulla vita e sulla precarietà dell'esistenza.
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Esther Vázquez
¿Recomendaría este libro? Sinceramente, no estoy segura. Quizá a algunas personas les parezca maravillosa y a otras una porquería. En mi caso, no tengo claro cómo calificarla, un 3 sobre 5, pero los puntos positivos son más por el estilo narrativo que por la propia historia, sin embargo, la idea en sí es buena y creo que, con un poquito más de aventura y sin romper el hilo narrativo-descriptivo como sucede al final, sería una muy buena novela de capa y espada. Si tuviera que recomendar alguna no ...more
Gloria
Jun 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un romanzo d'appendice classico. I personaggi rappresentano maschere ben definite: l'ingenua, la civetta, lo spasimante, il cattivo e così via. Sopra a ogni cosa è esaltata la virtù, sia essa la purezza di una giovane o la nobiltà d'animo e di natali del protagonista, gli atti di generosità ricevono sempre una ricompensa, i malvagi trovano ravvedimento. Il romanzo è ricco, anzi direi sovraccarico, di descrizioni: di ogni personaggio viene minuziosamente descritto il vestiario, di ogni ambiente l ...more
Elisabeth
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dans l'esprit des trois mousquetaires de Dumas. Roman de cape et d'épée flamboyant. Un peu aride à lire pour des adolescents même si le sujet est pour eux. Je recommande à ce titre la bande dessinée (édition Delcourt collection Ex-Libris) qui est moins aride... surtout pour les descriptions. D'un seul coup d’œil on s'épargne des dizaines de pages de lecture.
Autrement histoire amusante mais prévisible. Un «happy ending» comme de juste!
4/5
Chicco Padovan
Storia avvincente, bei personaggi, ma una scrittura troppo descrittiva. Non c’è spazio per la fantasia del lettore. Paesaggi, ambienti interni, abbigliamenti, tutto è soggetto a pagine e pagine di minuziosi rapporti. Ed è un peccato, perché le idee non mancano e quando infine l’autore si dedica all’azione, il romanzo non manca di mordente. Nel complesso il libro mi è piaciuto, ma con uno stile più asciutto il giudizio sarebbe stato ben diverso.

Aggiunto mezza stella abbondante.
Ronnie
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is an eye-opener. I read it on the recommendation of Helene who had read it in her native language. I read the English translation. Many sword fights....twists and turns......a combination of Canterbury Tales by Chaucer....stories by Dumas....Victor Hugo and others who are more well known and recognized....I do recommend that you find it and read it.I had to get a loaner from Holyoke Community College from the Leominster Public Library...It's a good story...Please read it.
Callie S.
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Più che un'esperienza di lettura (avevo nove anni), fu un lungo viaggio sentimentale.
Finì che rubai il volume dalla libreria di mio nonno, perché non sopportavo fisicamente l'idea di dovermi separare da lui.
Per i successivi dieci anni, con cadenza bimestrale, ho continuato a sfogliarlo, sino ad anticiparne tutte le battute.
E' anche così che ho capito che i libri al tuo fianco durano senz'altro più degli uomini (e ti stancano meno).
Alessandro Margheriti
Delizioso, perfetto!
Non ho mai letto un romanzo d'avventura così romantico, poetico e allo stesso tempo raffinato ed elegante! Gautier mi conferma di essere uno scrittore impareggiabile, nonché dotato di una cultura smisurata: qui sono innumerevoli i riferimenti alla mitologia classica e alla Commedia dell'Arte, che evidentemente l'autore conosceva assai bene. Chapeau!
Mathieu
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un grand roman de capes et d' épées, qui mêle comédie et chevalerie avec bonheur. Un peu dur de se faire au style au début (ça fleure bon son XIXe siècle), on finit par se faire attraper et on suit avec intérêts les tribulations du jeune marquis de Sigognac.
Misarweth
Dans mes premiers gros romans lus, une fresque théâtrale, une troupe qui vit. La vie et la scène se mélange, qui joue un rôle? Qui est sincère? Réflexion sur l'identité et le romanesque. Mise en abîme sublime, trépidant.
Morgane
Jun 29, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Had to read it for school. Really not my kind of books.
Anna
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Cynthia
Jan 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite a good and sweet swashbuckler, different from Gautier's more gothic tales.
MaDoReader
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mis-favoritos
Una de mis lecturas favoritas de adolescente, no sé cuantas veces lo he podido leer, casi tantas como Los 3 Mosqueteros.
Lessidisa
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Qmike549
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Comment parler de ce roman au verbe si fleuri, à la verve débordante d'érudition et d'esprit, cette déclaration d'amour à la littérature et aux anciens mythes, se révélant au fil des pages un diamant brut ciselé par une maîtrise de la langue remarquable ?

J'ai rarement lu un livre si bien écrit, la virtuosité de Gautier est admirable, même s'il faut reconnaître à l'histoire quelques longueurs et un style très descriptif. Car ici les rebondissements sont au service de la langue, et on est transpo
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Felipe Arango Betancourt
Francia, bajo el reinado de Luis XIII.

El castillo del hambre del barón Sigognac donde pasaba sus días en compañía de su criado Pedro, Belcebú, su gato negro; su viejo perro Miral y Bayardo, su caballo.


La compañía de teatro itinerante que pasa por sus desoladas tierras. La posada Sol Azul.
 El ladrón de los maniquíes. El marques de Bruyères quien invita a la compañía teatral a su castillo. La muerte de Matamoros. El duque de Valleumbroso. Funciones teatrales en villas, graneros acondicionados,
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Guillaume Riflet
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lu l'édition gratuite sur kindle. Quel délice, un artiste d'une sensibilité et délicatesse extrême du goût de la langue française et qui nous peint des tableaux romantiques aux dimensions épiques. C'est pratiquement de la prose poétique de très haute-facture. Le capitaine Fracasse, Jacquemin Lampourde, Conchita, que des personnages mémorables!
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Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (1811-1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic. In the 1830 Revolution, he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenné district of Paris, living a rather pleasant bohemian life. He began writing poetry as early as 1826 but the majority of his life was spent as a contributor to various journals, mainly for La Presse, which also gave ...more

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