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Titre : The Glorious Ones
Éditeur : Atheneum
Date d'édition : 1974
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first printing). The second novel by the author of BLUE ANGEL and A CHANGED MAN, the story of a traveling theater troupe in seventeenth-century Italy. Fine/Near Fine -- a couple of very small stains at the bottom of the front dust jacket panel. Signed by Prose on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 71703
The Glorious Ones travel the length and breadth of seventeenth-century Italy, playing commedia dell'arte in the streets and palaces with equal vigor. Founded by the ingenious madman Flamino Scala, the small company of players endures kidnappings and passionate affairs, cabals, riots, disgrace?all manner of triumph and hardship. Pantalone the miser, sunny Armanda the dwarf, gossip-loving Columbina, and evil-minded Brighella view their myriad shared adventures through markedly different eyes. Yet not one of them is prepared for the strange twisting of the road brought about by the mysterious arrival of Isabella Andreini, who has come to direct their wayward troupe.
Synopsis: "Francine Prose is one of a handful of truly indispensable American writers" -Gary Shteyngart The Glorious Ones are an unlikely troupe-there's Armanda, the cheerful dwarf and ex-nun; chattering Columbina; Pantalone the miser; and the wicked Brighella; all led by Flaminio Scala, the self-proclaimed most courageous man in Christendom. They travel up and down seventeenth-century Italy, performing in palaces and poor villages alike. For all their wild differences, not one of them is prepared for the arrival of the mysterious Isabella, their new boss.
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