A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one curse in his life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming influence in his rapier-sharp wit, he believes that Roxane will reject him. He resorts to writing letters to her on behalf of one of his cadets, Christian, who is also in love with Roxane but just doesn't know how to tell her. She falls for the poetic charm of the letters but believes that they were written by Christian. Written by
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Did You Know?
The historical Cyrano was not murdered. It is true that he got hurt by a log, but he died over a year later, in his cousin's house in the countryside. Edmond Rostand
, well aware of these facts, decided for assassination and death in the convent on literary grounds. See more
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