Layli and Majnun

Layli and Majnun - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

One of the great works of Persian literature in a masterful new translation

Called 'the Romeo and Juliet of the East' by Lord Byron, Layli and Majnun is a classic tale of forbidden love that gained widespread popularity following its depiction in this twelfth-century narrative poem. Much like the lovers in the Shakespearean classic, Layli and Majnun's star-crossed lovers have become icons of both Persian literature and popular culture thanks to Nizami's accessible narrative poem, which is translated here in rhyming couplets by the acclaimed poet and scholar of Persian literature Dick Davis.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143133995
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 891.5511
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 224g
Height: 139mm
Width: 257mm
Spine width: 20mm