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Stolen from Gypsies

(2000)
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A twisted tale indeed, featuring love lost, alluring demons, idiotic servants, beautiful ladies, magicians, spells, pirates, and duels, Stolen from Gypsies has been called a comedic tour de force comparable to Shakespeare. The unusual hero is British nobleman Ambrogio Smythe, a rich but comical hypochondriac. Obsessed by childhood memories of Gypsies, the frail but determined Ambrogio leaves his ancestral estate in Warwickshire and makes his way to Italy during the Napoleonic Wars. Finding himself happily marooned in Tuscany, Ambrogio meets a wandering storyteller who spins him a magical yarn about a Gypsy babe kidnapped by a demon. Ambrogio buys a shred of parchment as evidence and begins to write his own florid version of the saga, vowing one day to publish it in high style.

With a sure hand, the author takes us back and forth from Ambrogio's Italian abode to "The Gypsy's Tale" in a rousing adventure full of action and insight.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Noble Smith's wit and inventiveness and the astonishing range of his learning recreates the picaresque novel almost single-handedly... The book is a pure delight..." - Peter S Beagle


Used availability for Noble Smith's Stolen from Gypsies

Hardback Editions

March 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith, Carol Ingram
ISBN: 0-9675448-0-7 / 978-0-9675448-0-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aubrey House Pub
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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
ISBN: 1-883991-82-X / 978-1-883991-82-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverwood Books
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
ISBN: 1-4708-8968-4 / 978-1-4708-8968-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith, Frederick Davidson
ISBN: 0-7861-1836-9 / 978-0-7861-1836-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
ISBN: 0-7861-9836-2 / 978-0-7861-9836-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2000 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
ISBN: 0-7861-9674-2 / 978-0-7861-9674-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Stolen from Gypies - Audio
Author(s): Davidson
ISBN: 0-7861-1912-8 / 978-0-7861-1912-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penton Overseas Inc
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