The Manuscript Found in Saragossa
- Author: Jan Potocki
- Collection: "Peaks" Collection
- Year: 25-06-2018
- Translator From French: Georgi Tsankov
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 2145-01
- SKU: 17.0080
- ISBN: 978-619-01-0258-8
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A literary masterpiece by a Polish traveller, aristocratic adventurer, political activist, ethnographer and publisher
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 the disguise, magic, and illusion, of honor 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.
About the Author
|Translator||From French: Georgi Tsankov|
|Genre||Classics, Historical Fiction, Adventure Novels, Travels|