Ferdinand Fabre was at one time regarded as the founder of the French regional novel yet his best book, The Abbe Tigrane
, was never available in English until this translation appeared. A dramatic and shadowy novel, full of Name of the Rose
-like intrigue, Fabre s extraordinary novel describes bitter Episcopal rivalries in 19th century France."
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"His translation recaptures perfectly the immediacy and the urgency of Fabre's style." <i>Times Literary Supplement</i>"