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Rub�iy�t of Omar Khayy�m

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ISBN-10: 0199580502

ISBN-13: 9780199580507

Edition: 2010

Authors: Edward FitzGerald, Daniel Karlin

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List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Edward FitzGerald (March 31, 1809-June 14, 1883), English man of letters. A dilettante and scholar, FitzGerald went to Trinity College, Cambridge, and spent most of his life living in seclusion in Suffolk. His masterpiece, a translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, appeared anonymously in 1859 and passed unnoticed until Dante Gabriel Rossetti made it famous. Revised editions followed in 1868, 1872, and 1879. FitzGerald's Rubaiyat has long been one of the most popular English poems. Although actually a paraphrase rather than a translation of a poem by the 11th-century Persian poet Omar Khayyam , it retains the spirit of the original in its poignant expression of a philosophy counseling…    

Note on the Text
Note on the Pronunciation and Transcription of Persian Words
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Edward FitzGerald
Rub�iy�t of Omar Khayy�m
Table of Corresponding Stanzas
Contemporary Responses
Tennyson, 'To E. FitzGerald'
Explanatory Notes