Ivanhoe, vol. 1

Le retour du croisé

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Published: 1829
Language: French
Wordcount: 48,035 / 165 pg
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,321
Added to site: 2010.08.02
mnybks.net#: 28614
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te; la splendeur du costume, et de l'autre la bizarrerie des fictions de l'Orient, il mêla des expressions et des sentimens si naturels, qu'il les rendit intelligibles et intéressantes, en même temps qu'il abrégeait les longs récits, changeait les réflexions monotones, et rejetait les répétitions sans fin de l'original arabe. Aussi ces contes, bien que moins purement orientaux que dans leur source primitive, s'assortirent beaucoup mieux au goût européen, et obtinrent un degré de faveur populaire qu'ils n'eussent jamais atteint si les moeurs et le style n'avaient en quelque sorte été appropriés aux idées et aux habitudes des lecteurs d'Occident.

Note 9: Anciens typographes anglais. A. M.

En faveur de ceux qui, en grand nombre, vont, j'aime à le croire, lire cet ouvrageavec avidité, j'ai tellement expliqué les moeurs anciennes dans un langage moderne, j'ai déta

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