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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date November 3, 2008
Pages 356
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439568828
ISBN-10 1439568820
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Original list price $24.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. Shy and uncomfortable at first, they soon began to open up and speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Their stories intertwined with those they were reading - "Pride and Prejudice", "Washington Square", "Daisy Miller" and "Lolita" - their Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. Nafisi's account flashes back to the early days of the revolution when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl of protests and demonstrations. In those frenetic days, the students took control of the university, expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum. Azar Nafisi's luminous tale offers a portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780375504907 Book cover for 9781587244872
 
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
Book cover for 9780007178483 Book cover for 9780007289530 Book cover for 9780812971064 Book cover for 9780812979305
 
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
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
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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