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For more guidance, see Wikipedia: May Click [show] for important translation instructions. The novel recounts the story of the baron of Sigognac during the reign of Louis XIII of France reigna destitute nobleman who decides to abandon his castle to join a theatrical troupe out of love of a young actress.

It is an adventure novel set fracqsse the seventeenth century.

View a machine-translated version of the French article. Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The story is good-natured, although so predictable that plot developments might as well be announced by fanfare.

Yet more disappointment, alas! It opens on a dark night when a company of actors beg for shelter at the ruined old chateau of the young Baron de Sigognac.

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De Sigognac immediately falls in love with her and of kapitann she immediately adores him in return. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French.


However, this being a very polite novel, no one gets round to saying anything about it until at least the middle of the book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Everyone except the villain, most of the time is worthy, good-natured, warm-hearted and understanding, and there are several long conversations in which various people tell each other how fantastically noble and wonderful they are.

Retrieved from ” https: Notify me of new comments via email. That was translated by Helen Constantine for Penguin Classics and, although it kept its period flavour, it was a much more exciting and lively read. En route to their next major stop in Poitiers, the company faces ambushes by bandits, snowstorms, bitter cold and the tragic death of one of the actors. This article about a s novel is a stub. The arrival of the actors offers him a glimpse of a dazzling world beyond the estate, and he plucks up the courage to go with kapita on their journey to Paris, hoping that there he will find a way to approach the King and appeal to his munificence, reminding him of the noble history of the de Sigognacs.

Kapitan Fracasse

If possible, verify the kapiitan with references provided in the foreign-language article. Fill in your details below or click kapitsn icon to log in: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Email required Address never made public. So we have the troupe leader Herode, who plays the tyrant, the pedant Blazius, the leading lady Serafina, the modest Isabellethe doughty chaperon Mme. August 2, August 11, In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


The story has been adapted for film and television numerous times. For frracasse with more lukewarm feelings about this genre, it might be wise to steer clear until there is a more up-to-date and less sugary English translation.

As far as I can see, this novel has only been translated into English once: Rafael Sabatini — The Idle Woman. Leonarde, the cheeky soubrette Zerbine, the vain romantic lead, Leanderthe clever servant Scapin mapitan, and the swaggering braggart Matamore.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Put your cynicism aside, read it tongue-in-cheek, and allow yourself to be carried along on its charming tide.

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