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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

by EDWARD FITZGERALD

  • Category Poetry
  • Format Hardcover
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 395
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 100 pages
  3. Date: 2002

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Rubaiyat, originally composed by Omar Khayyam, suggests withdrawal from the sorry scheme of things. Over the centuries it has gained immense fame for its romantic melancholy. First published in March 1859 as an unpretentious and anonymous pamphlet, its true literary worth was later discovered by Rossetti and Swinburne.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883) English poet and translator, initially he published a few works anonymously, before turning to Oriental studies and mastering Persian. He was an undeniable influence on the late Victorian literature of pessimism mainly through his adaptation of the Rubaiyat, a translation that stands on its own as a classic of English literature