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Bakhtyar Nama

A Persian Romance


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ISBN : 9781619521506


Author : W. Ouseley


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Year of Publishing : 2020


Binding : Hard Bound


Publisher : Impact Global Publishing Inc. USA

“The Romance which forms the staple of this volume is generally considered as belonging to the Sindbad cycle of tales. It has for ages been popular in the East, though to the average English reader the very name of Prince Bakhtyar is unknown. Many years ago, the learned Orientalist Sir W. Ouseley presented his countrymen with an English translation of this romance, but copies of his work have now become extremely scarce. A book may be a very good book yet lack interest, excepting for only a few readers and such was doubtless the case of Sir W. Ouseley’s translation; for, strange to say, considering our vast Asiatic possessions, the cultivation of Oriental literature in this country has hitherto met with little or no encouragement from the English people generally.”
The work was originally translated and annotated by the Sir W. Ouseley from a manuscript. This edition is edited and introduced by W. A. Clouston-Extract from Translator’s Introduction.

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