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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date November 4, 2008
Pages 380
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812979305
ISBN-10 0812979303
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; some had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they removed their veils and began to speak more freely–their stories intertwining with the novels they were reading by Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, as fundamentalists seized hold of the universities and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the women in Nafisi’s living room spoke not only of the books they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments.

Azar Nafisi’s luminous masterwork gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women’s lives in revolutionary Iran. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny, and a celebration of the liberating power of literature.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (October 1, 2003)
9781587244872 | details & prices | 559 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The author describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature.
from Random House Inc (March 1, 2003)
9780375504907 | details & prices | 347 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $23.95
About: The author describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature.
Paperback
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Reissue edition from Random House Inc (November 4, 2008)
9780812979305 | details & prices | 380 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics.
from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (November 3, 2008)
9780007289530 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.30
About: The inspirational tale of eight women who defied the confines of life in revolutionary Iran through the joy and power of literature.
New edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (February 2, 2004); titled "Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books"
9780007178483 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.00
About: The inspirational tale of eight women who defied the confines of life in revolutionary Iran through the joy and power of literature.
Reprint edition from Random House Inc (December 1, 2003)
9780812971064 | details & prices | 356 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The author describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature.
3 edition from Random House Inc (December 1, 2003)
9789990153057 | details & prices | List price $0.02
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (November 3, 2008)
9781439568828 | details & prices | 356 pages | List price $24.00
About: For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Azar Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature.
from Turtleback Books (December 30, 2003)
9781417622092 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.95
About: The author describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature.

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