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The woman who read too much : a novel
The woman who read too much : a novel
Nakhjavání, Bahíyyih2015
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Gossip was rife in the capital about the poetess of Qazvin. Some claimed she had been arrested for masterminding the murder of the grand Mullah, her uncle. Others echoed her words, and passed her poems from hand to hand. Everyone spoke of her beauty, and her dazzling intelligence. But most alarming to the Shah and the court was how the poetess could read. As her warnings and predictions became prophecies fulfilled, about the assassination of the Shah, the hanging of the Mayor, and the murder of the Grand Vazir, many wondered whether she was not only reading history but writing it as well. Was she herself guilty of the crimes she was foretelling? Set in the world of the Qajar monarchs, mayors, ministers, and mullahs, this book explores the dangerous and at the same time luminous legacy left by a remarkable person. Bahiyyih Nakhjavani offers a gripping tale that is at once a compelling history of a pioneering woman, a story of nineteenth century Iran told from the street level up, and a work that is universally relevant to our times.
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Stanford, California : Redwood Press, 2015.©2015.
326 pages ; 23cm.
Originally written in English, this novel was published first in translation. The French publisher, Actes Sud, published it as La femme qui lisait trop in October 2007. In Italy, Rizzoli also published it in 2007 as La donna che leggeva troppo. In 2010, Alianza in Spain published it as La mujer que leia demasiado.Includes bibliographical references and index.
The book of the mother -- The book of the wife -- The book of the sister -- The book of the daughter.
9780804793254 (hardback)
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Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionNAKHUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until the end of 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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