Vis and Ramin

Vis and Ramin

by Fakhraddin Gorgani
     
 

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A classic Persian tale of war and forbidden love in the eleventh century

Believed by scholars to be the inspiration for Tristan and Isolde, Vis and Ramin was written between 1050 and 1055 and is considered the first epic Persian romance. At the heart of the story is Vis, daughter of the queen of Mah and promised to Mobad, King of Marv. Against a

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A classic Persian tale of war and forbidden love in the eleventh century

Believed by scholars to be the inspiration for Tristan and Isolde, Vis and Ramin was written between 1050 and 1055 and is considered the first epic Persian romance. At the heart of the story is Vis, daughter of the queen of Mah and promised to Mobad, King of Marv. Against a background of court intrigue, broken promises, and open conflict, Vis finds herself escorted to her future husband by his brother, Ramin-an impetuous prince who cannot help falling in love with his charge and jeopardizing the fate of two realms. Vis and Ramin, a masterpiece of psychological perceptiveness, is an epic with timeless appeal.

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"A masterpiece of both its author's and its translator's arts."
-Ray Olson, Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143105626
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
1,181,510
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"A masterpiece of both its author's and its translator's arts."
-Ray Olson, Booklist

Meet the Author

Dick Davis is currently professor of Persian at Ohio State University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His translations from Persian include The Lion and the Throne, Fathers and Sons, Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vols. I, II, III.

Dick Davis is currently professor of Persian at Ohio State University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His translations from Persian include The Lion and the Throne, Fathers and Sons, Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vols. I, II, III.

Dick Davis is currently professor of Persian at Ohio State University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His translations from Persian include The Lion and the Throne, Fathers and Sons, Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vols. I, II, III.

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