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Captain Fracasse: Translated from the French; With a Critical Introd, By F. C. De Sumichrast, a Front, and Numerous Other Portraits With Descriptives Notes By Octave Uzanne (Classic Reprint) Paperback – July 18, 2012


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  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books (July 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451006276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451006278
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,749,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gary Severance VINE VOICE on November 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Captain Fracasse, originally published in 1863, is a romantic tale of a proud descendent of French nobility whose estate has decayed, due largely it appears to his own lack of initiative. He was never trained to do anything practical except to meet the expectations of an idle class that relied on serfs to do the actual work on the estate. He did become an excellent swordsman as the result of the long tutelage of the estate's steward. As fate would have it, a traveling troupe of comic actors is forced to spend a stormy night off the beaten path in Baron de Sigognac's castle. The Baron falls in love at first sight with Isabelle, the troupe's ingénue actress.

He decides to leave his chateau in the care of his faithful old steward and to travel with the troupe on their journey to Paris. His idea is to have his family's wealth restored by chance meetings with the monarchy during which he can ask for relief from his undeserved impoverishment. On the road, the Baron takes the role of Captain Fracasse in one of the troupe's productions and, against his proud nature, acts the part of a bumbling military officer. He learns humility through the role and gains the power of love in his relationship with the ingénue.

Baron de Sigognac's initiative, insight, swordsmanship, and emotional power of love pay off in Paris when he meets and provides martial aid to influential people. His family fortune changes and Isabelle gives him a life-renewing gift. His steward, dog, cat, and pony rejoice at the estate.

Theophile Gautier was a member of an artist group that included Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo, and was a staunch proponent of Romanticism in 19th Century French literature.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. Moens on September 13, 2012
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When I was a little girl, I was minded by my grandparents. My grandmother needed to tend the house and prepared meals, so I was left in the tender care of my grandfather, a retired officer of two world wars. He had many hobbies, including collecting stamps and tasting wine. He also read a lot, and so I sat on his lap listening to the tales of the Three Musketeers and others. I remember Capitain Fracasse was among them.
Later on, as a teenager, I bought this weekly magazine called Het Rijk Der Vrouw (translated into English: Women's Empire) and they had this feature of bringing a novel in pictures, actually directed and acted. They called it 'photo novels'. One of them was their feature of Capitain Fracasse. I collected every page with pictures, and they sewed them together to make booklets out of them.
Can you imagine, all these years later (I'm now 56) I still have them stowed away in a box at my atttic room. Can you imagine how glad I was to find out there is actually a modern day version of this book, for free on the internet? On now I have on my Kindle too.
I immediately began to read and marvelled at the nice plot and characters. They are so much like the ones I create myself, and I know for sure my ideas were formed by reading all these beloved cloak-and-dagger novels.
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By Jacek Wegrzynowicz on February 18, 2014
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Thank you Amazon for allowing me to read this book again after 30 years. Most libraries don't even have it anymore, but Amazon did not disappoint. Thanks Amazon
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I found this book to be entertaining. It's in France in the 1800s and the main character is the last of a noble family that has dropped into poverty. He joins a group of traveling actors, falls in love, and the story goes on.
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