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Le Roman D'un Spahi

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
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Published April 1st 1992 by Gallimard Education (first published 1881)
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Perry Whitford
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Anamalis fobil! Faramati hi!"
The Senegalese chant of Spring

Jean Payrel is a young soldier transplanted from an isolated village amongst the French mountains to the desert plains of Senegal. He intends to serve his term and return to his parents, marrying his cousin Jeanne, but the enervating African climate slowly seeps into his soul.

Fatou-gaye is the black teenage slave of Jean's faithless mistress. She becomes his lover, steals his money yet stays intensely loyal to him, even when he mistreat
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Kris
Sep 06, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it
A spahi was a horse-soldier in the French army. This book is a tale of a young, naive Frenchman who becomes a spahi and is stationed in Senegal. I bought this book, because this edition is a lovey leatherbound, gilt-edged edition. I had no idea what a spahi was or what the story was about, I just thought the book itself was beautiful.

Well, you know what they say about judging a book by its cover? The content of the book is as far away from the beauty of the cover as is possible. I read older boo
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Louis Marie-Julien Viaud (January 14, 1850 - June 10, 1923) was a writer, who used the pseudonym Pierre Loti.

Viaud was born in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France, to an old Protestant family.[1] His education began in Rochefort, but at the age of seventeen, being destined for the navy, he entered the naval school in Brest and studied on Le Borda. He gradually rose in his profession, attaining th
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