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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
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Potocki, Jan, Hrabia The Manuscript Found in Saragossa
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Potocki, Jean , Maclean, Ian

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa

New ed

€ 21.95

Alphonse, a young Walloon officer, is travelling to join his regiment in Madrid in 1739. But he soon finds himself mysteriously detained at a highway inn in the strange and varied company of thieves, brigands, cabbalists, noblemen, coquettes and gypsies, whose stories he records over sixty-six days. The resulting manuscript is discovered some forty years later in a sealed casket, from which tales of characters transformed through disguise, magic and illusion, of honour and cowardice, of hauntings and seductions, leap forth to create a vibrant polyphony of human voices. Jan Potocki (1761-1812) used a range of literary styles - gothic, picaresque, adventure, pastoral, erotica - in his novel of stories-within-stories, which, like the "Decameron" and "Tales from the Thousand and One Nights", provides entertainment on an epic scale.


Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
656 pagina's
Januari 1996
386 gram
197 x 133 x 25 mm
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Levertijd: 5 tot 7 werkdagen