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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Deluxe Slip-Case Edition (Hardcover)
The classic translation of the Persian mathematician Omar Khayyam's poetry by Edward Fitzgerald has become a feature of the educated world since it was first published in the mid-19th century. Its classic quatrains hold an otherworldly beauty that brings to light the vagaries of the human condition, the nature of fate, mortality and uncertainty. Fitzgerald's spectacular translation contains some of the most haunting and magnificent lines in the English language.
About the Author
Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) was a Persian astronomer, mathematician and poet who helped to develop modern theories of algebra and is best known in the Western world for the work known as the Rubaiyat. Edward FitzGerald (1809-1883) was an English poet fascinated by Eastern cultures and later achieved his reputation in his translation of Omar Khayyam's work.