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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date January 16, 2014
Pages 430
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780857862952
ISBN-10 0857862952
Dimensions 1.30 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $25.30
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: It is the nineteenth century and the kingdom of persia is at a turning point. When a young king, shah naser, takes to the throne he inherits a medieval, enchanted world. But beyond the court, the greater forces of colonisation and industrialisation close in. The shah's grand vizier sees only one solution - to open up to the outside world, and to bring persia into modernity. But the shah's mother fiercely opposes the vizier's reforms and sets about poisoning her son's mind against his advisor. With bloody battles, intrigue and extraordinary characters, the king brings a historical moment brilliantly to life. Reading as fairy tale and shedding light on a pivotal period in history, the king confirms kader abdolah as one of the world's most engaging storytellers.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780811223737
 
With Kader Abdolah | from New Directions (September 9, 2014)
9780811223737 | details & prices | 385 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A hypnotic page-turner about the grinding gears of historical change and ruthless palace intrigue in Persia, c.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780811224857 Book cover for 9780857862952
 
With Kader Abdolah | from New Directions (October 27, 2015)
9780811224857 | details & prices | 385 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.95
The price comparison is for this edition
With Kader Abdolah | from Canongate Books Ltd (January 16, 2014)
9780857862952 | details & prices | 430 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.30 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $25.30
About: It is the nineteenth century and the kingdom of persia is at a turning point.

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