Story Corner

Where do these stories come from? What influenced the people who wrote them? What other stories did that person write? What are similar stories that you can enjoy? This is the place to answer all those questions. Join us online and in person at our shows in our comfortable Story Corner and pick up a book or two to explore.

The first story we want to tell you is the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, swordsman, poet, romantic, idealist, and tragic hero and if you like the sound of that, you might enjoy these similar books.

A timeless tale of adventure, romance, intrigue, and revenge, it is the captivating story of d’Artagnan, a young man of Gascony, who is determined to become a Musketeer of the Royal Guard. Through his wit and skill with a sword, he befriends the other Musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together they must foil the nefarious plotting of Cardinal Richelieu against the King and Queen.

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French dramatist Cyrano de Bergerac tells of his fictional attempts to reach a lunar civilization that sees the Earth as its own moon, and the curious beings he finds there. This satirical novel, poking fun at the social and political mores of the time, is one of the earliest science fiction stories – including the first envisioning of a rocket-powered space flight, all the way back in 1657!