Vis and Ramin by Fakhraddin Gorgani

Vis and Ramin

byFakhraddin GorganiTranslated byDick DavisEditorDick Davis

Paperback | April 7, 2009

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A classic Persian tale of war and forbidden love in the eleventh century

Believed by scholars to be the inspiration for Tristan and Isolde, Vis and Ramin was written between 1050 and 1055 and is considered the first epic Persian romance. At the heart of the story is Vis, daughter of the queen of Mah and promised to Mobad, King of Marv. Against a background of court intrigue, broken promises, and open conflict, Vis finds herself escorted to her future husband by his brother, Ramin-an impetuous prince who cannot help falling in love with his charge and jeopardizing the fate of two realms. Vis and Ramin, a masterpiece of psychological perceptiveness, is an epic with timeless appeal.

About The Author

Dick Davis is currently professor of Persian at Ohio State University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His translations from Persian include The Lion and the Throne, Fathers and Sons, Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vols. I, II, III.Dick Davis is currently professor of Persian at Ohio State Uni...

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Title:Vis and RaminFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 7.69 × 5.1 × 1.23 inPublished:April 7, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143105620

ISBN - 13:9780143105626

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"A masterpiece of both its author's and its translator's arts."
-Ray Olson, Booklist