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Poems of the Orient

Khayyam

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Description:

The Rubá’iyát of Omar Khayyam, in the famous translation by Edward FitzGerald, remains one of the most popular poems. It expressed the fascination of Victorian England with the Orient. Here, it forms the main work in the first half, along with other shorter poems by other leading Persian and Indian figures, including Rumi, Sa’di and Rabindranath Tagore. The second half is devoted to works written by Western poets on the theme of the East with The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, an excerpt from Thomas Moore’s Lalla Rookh – one of the best-sellers of the early nineteenth century.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Timson, Madhav Sharma, Daniel Philpott, Philip Madoc, Polly Hayes

Length:

2h 35m


Chapters

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03:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:59