1st Edition

Persia and the Victorians (RLE Iran A)

ISBN 9780415608428
Published April 8, 2011 by Routledge
178 Pages

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Book Description

The impact of Persian life and literature upon Victorian England was tremendous. It found its public demonstration in the visit of the Shah, but the number of men of letters who turned to the Persian classics for inspiration were as numerous as they were great: William Jones, Charles Murray, Edward Browne, George Borrow, Richard Burton, Edward Palmer and, of course, Fitzgerald, translator of the Rubaiyat.

Table of Contents

Contents: 1. “Have you Seen the Shah?” 2. The Nearing East  3. Sir William and Bocara’s Gold  4. Orientalism in Rags  5. Hippopotamus Murray  6.  Julius de Reuter: Afternoon of a Faun  7. The Glory of God  8. The Writing Diplomats  9. “What For You Write Hajjî Baba...?”  10. Crown of the Moon  11. The Murder of Edward Palmer  12. Browne and the Eastward Yearning  13. George Borrow: In Thirty-Five Languages, No  14. Matthew Arnold and the Hindoo Koosh  15. Burton, Men’s Hearts to Gladden  16. Shíráz on the Concord  17. The Old Familiar Juice  18. On the Nature of Súfism  19. Omar FitzGerald  20. Mr Thiselton Dyer of the Royal Gardens

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