- Paperback: 569 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications (December 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486269159
- ISBN-13: 978-0486269153
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,157,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lavengro: The Classic Account of Gypsy Life in Nineteenth-Century England Paperback – December, 1991
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Top Customer Reviews
While one needs a taste for the "philological" to enjoy and understand these adventures, they are still only marvelous anecdotes, including brilliant character portraits and memorable descriptions.
One small quality that I appreciated, particularly since he writes so much of his experiences with Gypsies, is that Borrow is probably less rascist than many of his contemporaries seem to b! e.
By the way: while The Bible in Spain has the same qualities as Lavengro and Romany Rye, it is not nearly as well written; he indulges his taste for dry ramblings much more, and the interesting stories seem almost arbitrary in when he tells them and when he ends them; were he still alive, there would be much that I'd like him to elaborate on.
If anyone can tell me about his other writings (I have the impression that the quality can vary) I'd really appreciate some advice through email.
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There are so many details of life in the mid 1800's that take me back like a time machine to a place I've never been. A thrill really.Published on December 23, 2013 by L. barthel