Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Lion Hunt: My First Published Translation

Now available on Amazon Kindle:

If you like 19th century literature, especially fun action/adventure stories like Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers, and you're looking for other excellent but lesser known authors, you might be interested in checking out my English translation of Alfred Assollant's La Chasse aux Lions (The Lion Hunt). This is a wonderful short story (approximately 20,000 words) about two young soldiers in the 7th Light in Algiers, Dumanet and Pitou, who, more or less, fall into a rather dangerous situation while seeking renown in Africa. Written in an easy-to-read YA style, it's full of fun banter between the two friends and it's a fast-paced adventure.

I had a great time translating the story and the book includes both my English translation and the original French text, as well as some historical and language notes for students.

Thank you to anyone who gets a chance to check it out and I hope you like it as much as I did.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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