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The Resource The horseman on the roof, by Jean Giono ; translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin

The horseman on the roof, by Jean Giono ; translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin

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The horseman on the roof
Title
The horseman on the roof
Statement of responsibility
by Jean Giono ; translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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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DLC
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1895-1970
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Giono, Jean
Dewey number
843/.912
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2613.I57
LC item number
H913 1982
Literary form
fiction
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Giono, Jean
Label
The horseman on the roof, by Jean Giono ; translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Le hussard sur le toit
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9780865470606
Lccn
81083110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm08698237
  • (OCoLC)8698237
Label
The horseman on the roof, by Jean Giono ; translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Le hussard sur le toit
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9780865470606
Lccn
81083110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm08698237
  • (OCoLC)8698237

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