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The Horseman on the Roof (Paperback): Jean Giono

The Horseman on the Roof (Paperback)

Jean Giono; Translated by Jonathan Griffin

Series: Horseman on the Roof Ppr, 0001

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Perhaps no other of his novels better reveals Giono's perfect balance between lyricism and narrative, description and characterization, the epic and the particular, than The Horseman on the Roof. This novel, which Giono began writing in 1934 and which was published in 1951, expanded and solidified his reputation as one of Europe's most important writers.

This is a novel of adventure, a roman courtois, that tells the story of Angelo, a nobleman who has been forced to leave Italy because of a duel, and is returning to his homeland by way of Provence. But that region is in the grip of a cholera epidemic, travelers are being imprisoned behind barricades, and exposure to the disease is almost certain.

Angelo's escapades, adventures, and heroic self-sacrifice in this hot, hallucinatory landscape, among corpses, criminals and rioting townspeople, share this epic tale.

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Imprint: St. Martins Press-3pl
Country of origin: United States
Series: Horseman on the Roof Ppr, 0001
Release date: April 2003
First published: November 1982
Authors: Jean Giono
Translators: Jonathan Griffin
Dimensions: 190 x 130 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 430
ISBN-13: 978-0-86547-060-6
Categories: Books > Fiction > Special features > Short stories
LSN: 0-86547-060-X
Barcode: 9780865470606

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