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    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Wadsworth Collection) (Paperback) By (author) Omar Khayyam, Translated by Edward Fitzgerald, Introduction by Prof. Cedric Watts, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionThis edition presents the classic free translation by Edward Fitzgerald of the great Persian poem by the 12th century astronomer and poet - Omar Khayy?m. Fitzgerald's masterful translation was first published as an anonymous pamphlet in 1859. Its colourful, exotic and remote imagery greatly appealed to the Victorian age's fascination with the Orient, while its luxurious sensual warmth acted as a striking counterpoint to the growth of scientific determinism, industrialisation and the soulless Darwinian doctrine of the survival of the fittest. Greatly praised by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Swinburne, Ruskin and William Morris, the romantic melancholy of the poem anticipates the poetry of Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy, while its epicurean motifs link it to the Aesthetic Movement


 

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    Title
    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Omar Khayyam, Translated by Edward Fitzgerald, Introduction by Prof. Cedric Watts, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 77 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853261879
    ISBN 10: 1853261874
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 891.5511
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 891.55
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Herts