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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam.; Edward FitzGerald; Laurence Housman; Margaret R Caird; Jāmī
Publisher: London : Collins' Clear-Type Press, [19--]
Series: Library of classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Omar Khayyam (1048-1122) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who was not known as a poet in his lifetime. These verses lay in obscurity until 1859, when FitzGerald published a free adapation of this Persian poetry. As a result, The Rubaiyat became one of the best-known and most often quoted English classics.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Omar Khayyam.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
London : Collins' Clear-Type Press, [19--]
(OCoLC)897716808
Named Person: Omar Khayyam; Omar Khayyam.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Omar Khayyam.; Edward FitzGerald; Laurence Housman; Margaret R Caird; Jāmī
OCLC Number: 24157126
Notes: Illustrated by Margaret R. Caird.
Description: 255 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm.
Contents: Omar Khayyám: FitzGerald's introduction to 1859 ed. --
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám of Náishapúr (1859 ed.) --
Omar Khayyám: FitzGerald's introduction to 1868 ed. --
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám of Náishapúr (1868 ed.) --
Salán and Absál: Notice of Jami's life. --
Salámán and Absál: an allegory.
Series Title: Library of classics.
Other Titles: Rubāʻīyāt.
Responsibility: done into English by Edward FitzGerald.

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Omar Khayyam (1048-1122) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who was not known as a poet in his lifetime. These verses lay in obscurity until 1859, when FitzGerald published a free adapation of this Persian poetry. As a result, The Rubaiyat became one of the best-known and most often quoted English classics.

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