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Publisher Description

Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the "Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings," the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, tells the story of pre- Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century. As a window on the world, "Shahnameh" belongs in the company of such literary masterpieces as Dante's "Divine Comedy," the plays of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer- classics whose reach and range bring whole cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of national triumph and failure, human courage and cruelty, blissful love and bitter grief.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
August 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
559
Pages
PUBLISHER
PD
SELLER
Tristan Stone Williams
SIZE
968.4
KB

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