Author:Omar Khayyam and translated by Edward Fitzgerald

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Omar Khayyam and translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2009

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9781853261879

ISBN: 1853261874

Condition: New


In the renowned translation by Edward FitzGerald, with an introduction by Professor Cedric Watts. Here is Edward FitzGerald's original translation of the Rubaiyat, the collection of poems attributed to the Persian astronomer and mathematician, Omar Khayyam. FitzGerald's distinctive version (1859), with its oriental imagery and sensual warmth, made an exotic appeal to the Victorian imagination. Its scepticism fitted a time of increasing religious doubt; its romantic melancholy resonated with the writings of Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy; and its epicureanism heralded the Aesthetic Movement. I... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [Dover Thrift Edition]

By: Omar Khayyam and translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Price: $5.99

Publisher: USA, Dover Publications: 2011

Edition: First and Fifth Editions

Seller ID: 9780486264677

ISBN: 048626467X

Condition: New


One of the best-known, most often-quoted English classics. Edward FitzGerald's free translation of skeptical, hedonistic verse attributed to Omar Khayyam (1048-1122), Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. Explanation of Persian names and unfamiliar terms. Omar Khayyam (1048 1122) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and a philosopher who was not known as a poet in his lifetime. Later, a body of quatrains became attached to his name, although not all were his works. These verses lay in obscurity until 1859, when Edward FitzGerald (1809 1883), an English country gentleman, publ... View more info