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Download PDF  The Lion Hunt La Chasse aux Lions Author Alfred Assollant – serv3.3pub.co.uk ➹ [Read] ➵ The Lion Hunt La Chasse aux Lions By Alfred Assollant ➼ – Serv3.3pub.co.uk Join the daring Dumanet and the brave if not as daring Pitou two young soldiers of the 7th Light in Algiers on their exciting and funny adventure as they court danger and look for renown in AfricaAn a Join the Hunt La Epub µ daring Dumanet and the brave if not as daring Pitou two young soldiers of the th Light in Algiers on their exciting and funny adventure as they court danger and look for renown in AfricaAn approximately word story this book includes both the The Lion ePUB ✓ original French story and a modern English translation as well as notes on the text.


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  1. Werner Werner says:

    19th century French writer Assollant is much less well known today at least among English speaking readers than some of his contemporaries mainly because little if any of his work has been translated Keley herself a fiction writer and a serious student of the French language and culture aims to remedy this My French skills are nonexistent so I can't authoritatively judge the merits of the translation Knowing the translator's commitment to excellence in all of her work though I'd guess it to be very good and she certainly makes it readable in English The numerous clearly worded notes on the translation and the helpful short biographical note on Assollant would suggest a uality workIt should be stated at the outset that if you try to take this story as a serious attempt at realistic adventure it doesn't work very well True the author invests the two main characters' vainglorious hunt for a lion who's prowling in the environs of their camp with real jeopardies of life and limb; and he evokes his setting the Mahgreb the less arid coastal area of North Africa between the desert and the sea with what appears to be an assurance drawn from experience or very good second hand knowledge But our heroes' actions and dialogue especially the latter are too over the top to be taken very seriously Nobody on this side of a madhouse gate anyway is as foolhardy in seeking glory for its own sake as Dunamet is; nobody is as dense and suggestible as Pitou; and nobody not in the 19th century nor in any other century ever talked like this in these kinds of contexts Much of the writing makes it clear that Assollant is playing his narrative for laughs with humor of both a verbal and situational sort most of which still works today Keley with whom I've discussed the work sees a strong note of satire of the whole macho adventurous tradition in the French literature of the author's time here; and being freshly come from a reading of The Three Musketeers I'm inclined to agree We should I think see a satirical intent as well in the stereotypical treatment of the Arab characters Viewed in this light the story's weaknesses become strengths and it succeeds pretty well as a vehicle for tongue in cheek humorBy way of full disclosure the translator herself sent me a free copy of this in electronic format with no strings attached I printed it out put it into a loose leaf notebook and read from the hard copy


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