Jacques-Mathieu Augeard epic poem "Zerbin and Isabelle," 1795 May 20-1797 Aug 6.

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Augeard, Jacques-Mathieu, 1731-1805. Jacques-Mathieu Augeard epic poem "Zerbin and Isabelle," 1795 May 20-1797 Aug 6.

Jacques-Mathieu Augeard epic poem "Zerbin and Isabelle," 1795 May 20-1797 Aug 6.

Collection comprises an annotated manuscript (373 pgs.) for Augeard's "Zerbin et Isabelle poeme." The epic poem is divided into 15 sections (songs) containing a total of 11,000 verses, and includes a preface, introduction, and epilogue, although these do not appear in their traditional order within the manuscript. Augeard wrote the piece clandestinely and displayed his intimate knowlege of the French royal court. Although the characters and events in the poem and notes are fictional, they are closely linked to the Revolution and those with power or popularity in France at the time, including Robespierre, Adélaïde de Bourbon, Louis-Philippe d'Orléans, Talleyrand, and Madame Geoffrin, among others. The plot revolves around a meeting between Zerbin, a Scottish prince, and Isabelle, the daughter of the French King, and includes battles, intrigues, criticisms of the royal family, and love affairs. Later, Augeard inserted bookmarks into the manuscript to point to characters or key sections of the narrative. Augeard also proposed future revisions (back of p.2).

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