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Garrard, Garry

A book of verse. The biography of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Garry Garrard. Stroud, Sutton, 2007. 270 p. Illustrated. Index
ISBN: 978-0-7509-4631-5 (Hardback)
ISBN: 978-0-7509-4632-2 (Paperback)


A Book of Verse tells the story of how The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám has provided delight and fascination for centuries. It brings to life the evocative world of early Islamic Persia and the literary and artistic scene in England in the second half of the 19th century.


List of illustrations
1. An innocent obsession
2. The mightiest empire
3. A curious infidel
4. A friend indeed
5. A couple of old sceptics
6. Credit where it is due
7. Friends reunited?
8. A life of its own
9. On the bandwagon
10. Every picture tells a story
11. And now for something completely different
Appendix: Illustrated and decorated editions of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
List of artists
A note on sources
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