The horseman on the roof

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San Francisco : North Point Press, 1982, c1981.
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426 pages ; 19 cm.

Perhaps no other of his novels better reveals Giono's perfect balance between lyricism and narrative, description and characterization, the epic and the particular, than The Horseman on the Roof . This novel, which Giono began writing in 1934 and which was published in 1951, expanded and solidified his reputation as one of Europe's most important writers.

This is a novel of adventure, a roman courtois , that tells the story of Angelo, a nobleman who has been forced to leave Italy because of a duel, and is returning to his homeland by way of Provence. But that region is in the grip of a cholera epidemic, travelers are being imprisoned behind barricades, and exposure to the disease is almost certain.

Angelo's escapades, adventures, and heroic self-sacrifice in this hot, hallucinatory landscape, among corpses, criminals and rioting townspeople, share this epic tale.

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Translation of: Le hussard sur le toit.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Giono, J. (19821981). The horseman on the roof. San Francisco: North Point Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Giono, Jean, 1895-1970. 19821981. The Horseman On the Roof. San Francisco: North Point Press.

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Giono, Jean, 1895-1970, The Horseman On the Roof. San Francisco: North Point Press, 19821981.

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Giono, Jean. The Horseman On the Roof. San Francisco: North Point Press, 19821981. Print.

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