The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam, Paperback / softback Book

The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam Paperback / softback


Philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, Khayyam as a poet possesses a singular originality.

His poetry is richly charged with evocative power and offers a view of life characteristic of his stormy times, with striking relevance to the present day. This translation by Peter Avery and John Heath-Stubbs is beautifully and lavishly illustrated in colour with numerous examples of Persian miniature painting.

It also contains a valuable introduction and several appendices, including an essay on Persian painting.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780140059540

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