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Manuscript Found in Saragossa, the (1814) [Collection]
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The novel's narrator Alphonse van Worden, a young Walloon officer journeying to join his regiment in Madrid in 1739, is diverted into the Sierra Morena and mysteriously detained in the company of thieves, cannibalists, noblemen and gypsies whose stories he records for us as he hears them, day by day over a period of sixty-six days.

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa, which has counted Alexander Pushkin among its many admirers, was published only in part in its author's lifetime, and thereafter has only been known fully through a Polish translation which appeared long after his death; controversy still rages over the original French text and the meaning to be attributed to it. A novel of stories-within-stories, it combines the picaresque with gothic horror and the supernatural, wit with erotic lyricism and inventiveness and, like the Decameron and the One Thousand and One Nights, it offers entertainment on an epic scale.

Original title: Manuscrit trouvé ŕ Saragosse
Alternative titles: The Saragossa Manuscript
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


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Edition #1: The Manuscript Found in Saragossa

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ian MacLean
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Manifested in:

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (September 1, 1996)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140445800
Pages: 656

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Edition #2: Tales from the Saragossa Manuscript

Tales from the Saragossa Manuscript (1990)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Christine Donougher
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Tales from the Saragossa Manuscript (August 1997)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dedalus Books
ISBN: 0946626677
Pages: 159

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