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The Forty Rules of Love - A Novel of Rumi

Elif Shafak

In this follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 novel The Bastard of Istanbul, Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives-one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz-that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams' search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, which offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mirrors her own and that Zahara-like Shams-has come to set her free.

In this follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 novel The Bastard of Istanbul, Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives-one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz-that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams' search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, which offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mirrors her own and that Zahara-like Shams-has come to set her free.
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In this follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 novel The Bastard of Istanbul, Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives-one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz-that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams' search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, which offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mirrors her own and that Zahara-like Shams-has come to set her free.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Laural Merlington

Length:

11h 37m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

45:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

16:04


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

07:22


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

08:47


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

07:14


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

17:23


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:41


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

10:46


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

09:47


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:09


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

07:56


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

11:33


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

06:51


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

04:30


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

07:57


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

03:42


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

05:22


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

07:27


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

06:29


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

08:00


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

12:03


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

10:17


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

04:53


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

15:40


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

08:34


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

07:01


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

06:09


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

10:44


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

12:05


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

04:42


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

05:31


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

07:14


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

04:10


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

10:11


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

05:38


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

07:29


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

04:50


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

03:40


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

10:40


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

07:34


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

06:10


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

08:53


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

05:27


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

06:43


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

01:13


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

06:00


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

10:54


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

08:53


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

04:02


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

06:56


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

06:58


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

06:56


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

10:01


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

06:58


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

04:31


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

05:52


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

04:50


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

05:15


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

03:53


Part 4, Chapter 59
Part 4, Chapter 59

07:27


Part 4, Chapter 60
Part 4, Chapter 60

04:13


Part 4, Chapter 61
Part 4, Chapter 61

04:58


Part 4, Chapter 62
Part 4, Chapter 62

06:51


Part 4, Chapter 63
Part 4, Chapter 63

05:14


Part 4, Chapter 64
Part 4, Chapter 64

14:20


Part 4, Chapter 65
Part 4, Chapter 65

03:58


Part 4, Chapter 66
Part 4, Chapter 66

04:02


Part 4, Chapter 67
Part 4, Chapter 67

05:34


Part 4, Chapter 68
Part 4, Chapter 68

05:30


Part 4, Chapter 69
Part 4, Chapter 69

03:56


Part 4, Chapter 70
Part 4, Chapter 70

06:35


Part 4, Chapter 71
Part 4, Chapter 71

06:00


Part 4, Chapter 72
Part 4, Chapter 72

07:56


Part 5, Chapter 73
Part 5, Chapter 73

05:45


Part 5, Chapter 74
Part 5, Chapter 74

07:37


Part 5, Chapter 75
Part 5, Chapter 75

04:23


Part 5, Chapter 76
Part 5, Chapter 76

06:52


Part 5, Chapter 77
Part 5, Chapter 77

04:46


Part 5, Chapter 78
Part 5, Chapter 78

08:45


Part 5, Chapter 79
Part 5, Chapter 79

05:59


Part 5, Chapter 80
Part 5, Chapter 80

04:51


Part 5, Chapter 81
Part 5, Chapter 81

07:47


Part 5, Chapter 82
Part 5, Chapter 82

05:23


Part 5, Chapter 83
Part 5, Chapter 83

07:25


Part 5, Chapter 84
Part 5, Chapter 84

13:04


Part 5, Chapter 85
Part 5, Chapter 85

07:00


Part 5, Chapter 86
Part 5, Chapter 86

09:37


Part 5, Chapter 87
Part 5, Chapter 87

01:51


Part 5, Chapter 88
Part 5, Chapter 88

03:46


Part 5, Chapter 89
Part 5, Chapter 89

02:28


Part 5, Chapter 90
Part 5, Chapter 90

08:08


Part 5, Chapter 91
Part 5, Chapter 91

12:23


Part 5, Chapter 92
Part 5, Chapter 92

00:23