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Samarkand : a novel

Author: Amin Maalouf; Russell Harris
Publisher: New York : Interlink Books, 1996.
Series: Emerging voices.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The life of Omar Khayyam, the 11th Century Persian poet who wrote The Rubaiyaat, chronicling his adventures and romances. The novel is in two parts, the second describing the manner in which the manuscript reached the West.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Omar Khayyam; Omar Khayyam.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amin Maalouf; Russell Harris
ISBN: 1566562007 9781566562003 1566561949 9781566561945
OCLC Number: 33359732
Description: 304 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Emerging voices.
Other Titles: Samarcande.
Responsibility: Amin Maalouf ; translated by Russell Harris.

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The life of Omar Khayyam, the 11th Century Persian poet who wrote The Rubaiyaat, chronicling his adventures and romances. The novel is in two parts, the second describing the manner in which the manuscript reached the West.

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by aymanfadel (WorldCat user published 2011-07-04) Very Good Permalink

This is the first historical fiction novel I've reviewed for this blog. Typically, I'm not thrilled with historical fiction because I had at one time entertained the idea of becoming a professional historian and the historical fiction I had read seemed heavy on the fiction side of the equation. Nevertheless,...
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