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.

Reviews

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"
DAILY MAIL
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