Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781780222097

Price: £2

ON SALE: 3rd November 2011

Genre: Literature & Literary Studies / Poetry

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The best-loved, bestselling poem ever published is reissued in a bicentennial edition with a sumptuous new look.

Edward FitzGerald’s much-loved, often-quoted, best-selling 1859 translation of the Rubaiyat (650 editions in 150 years), with Attar’s charming narrative poem, Bird Parliament. Extensive new introduction with notes and chronology.


an attractive new edition with a lengthy essay by Tony Briggs, who characterises the poem, memorably, as "the story of the apocalypse told to us by a kind uncle"
a lovely new edition... Professor Briggs does us all a favour by putting before our red and weary eyes FitzGerald and this legacy from an older Iran.
Libby Purves, TIMES