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Historia de Gil Blas

£19.99

Product description

Garnier Hermanos 1903. Hardback with cloth and leather cover and marble effect paper inside front and back. Corners bumped with some fading and foxing to pages, inscription inside black cover, some creased pages, otherwise good.

Classic novel in French by Alain-René Lesage in the Picaresque style

Gil Blas is born in misery to a stable hand and a chambermaid of Santillana in Cantabria, and is educated by his uncle. He leaves Oviedo at the age of seventeen to attend the University of Salamanca. His bright future is suddenly interrupted when he is forced to help robbers along the route and is faced with jail. He becomes a valet and, over the course of several years, is able to observe many different classes of society, both lay and clerical. Because of his occupation, he meets many disreputable people and is able to adapt to many situations, thanks to his adaptability and quick wit.

He finally finds himself at the court as a favorite of the king and secretary to the prime minister. Working his way up though hard work and intelligence, Gil is able to retire to a castle to enjoy a fortune and a hard-earned honest life.

Item details

Author(s):
Alain-René Lesage
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
4.5" x 7"
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
601
Publisher:
Garnier Hermanos
Title:
L'Historia de Gil Blas

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About this item

Garnier Hermanos 1903. Hardback with cloth and leather cover and marble effect paper inside front and back. Corners bumped with some fading and foxing to pages, inscription inside black cover, some creased pages, otherwise good.

Classic novel in French by Alain-René Lesage in the Picaresque style

Gil Blas is born in misery to a stable hand and a chambermaid of Santillana in Cantabria, and is educated by his uncle. He leaves Oviedo at the age of seventeen to attend the University of Salamanca. His bright future is suddenly interrupted when he is forced to help robbers along the route and is faced with jail. He becomes a valet and, over the course of several years, is able to observe many different classes of society, both lay and clerical. Because of his occupation, he meets many disreputable people and is able to adapt to many situations, thanks to his adaptability and quick wit.

He finally finds himself at the court as a favorite of the king and secretary to the prime minister. Working his way up though hard work and intelligence, Gil is able to retire to a castle to enjoy a fortune and a hard-earned honest life.

Author(s):
Alain-René Lesage
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
4.5" x 7"
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
601
Publisher:
Garnier Hermanos
Title:
L'Historia de Gil Blas

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