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Three Oriental Tales: History of Nourjahad, Vathek, the Giaour

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This engaging volume presents the complete texts of three of the most important, and historically popular, examples of the Oriental tale genre. Supporting contextual material includes samples of Orientalist writing from The Spectator, Johnson's Rambler, Goldsmith's Citizen of the World, and Edgeworth's complete tale Murad the Unlucky, as well as a selection of modern criti ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published December 10th 2001 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
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I had read everything but Byron's "The Gaiour" a few years back -- that work is so perfectly archetypal that it felt I'd read it before as well.

Fascinating look into the strange imaginings of Romantic era Europeans towards the rest of the world. Beautiful, febrile, completely about the teller and not the told.
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