The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki

Alphonse, a young Walloon officer, is travelling to join his regiment in Madrid in 1739. But he soon finds himself mysteriously detained at a highway inn in the strange and varied company of thieves, brigands, cabbalists, noblemen, coquettes and gypsies, whose stories he records over sixty-six days. The resulting manuscript is discovered some forty years later in a sealed casket, from which tales of characters transformed through disguise, magic and illusion, of honour and cowardice, of hauntings and seductions, leap forth to create a vibrant polyphony of human voices. Jan Potocki (1761-1812) used a range of literary styles - gothic, picaresque, adventure, pastoral, erotica - in his novel of stories-within-stories, which, like the Decameron and Tales from the Thousand and One Nights, provides entertainment on an epic scale.

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The 1959th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 50th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)

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The Manuscript Found in Saragossa Paperback 320108 $10.58 $4.17 1996
Manuscrito encontrado en Zaragoza / The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (13/20) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3766998 $22.09 $10.99 2008
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 290524 $9.99 2006
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (Penguin Classics) Paperback 8498707 $27.21 $15.41 1996
Manuscrito Encontrado En Zaragoza / Manuscript Found in Saragossa (Literatura / Literature) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 747904 $19.08 $19.96 2003
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa Hardcover 937298 $24.56 $19.61 1995