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Extended Audio Sample Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Unabridged), by Omar Khayyam
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,528 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Omar Khayyam Narrator: Robert Bethune Publisher: Freshwater Seas Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as translated into English by Edward Fitzgerald is one of our best-loved books of poetry - and for good reason. Cynical, self-deprecating, witty, mystical, in love with wine and beauty while aware of life and death, Omar's poems put many thoughts we have all had into words we can all enjoy.

Fitzgerald first published his translations of Omar's quatrains in 1859, and came out with expanded editions in the later years of the 19th century. This recording draws out the best and most lively versions of each quatrain and links them together thematically, following Fitzgerald's developing arrangements to bring out the bist in his work - and Omar Khayyam's.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Montaignejns | 2/17/2014

    " This is an all time favorite. I first discovered this poem when one of the quatrains was in my high school history book. I went to the Library and checked it out and I've loved it ever since. Reading The Rubaiyat is fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by jackie | 2/4/2014

    " This was not the translation i read, although, i was told this is one of the best. Regardless, i fell in love with these poems, i love this collection! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 1/9/2014

    " I don't really understand a word of this verse but the cover art is gorgeous and the illustrations by Edmund Dulac are beautiful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda (Miss Greedybooks) | 1/3/2014

    " Leatherbound. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. 1916. "

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