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The Resource The king, Kader Abdolah ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier

The king, Kader Abdolah ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier

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The king
Title
The king
Statement of responsibility
Kader Abdolah ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A hypnotic page-turner about the grinding gears of historical change and ruthless palace intrigue in Persia, c. 1848. The King, young Shah Naser, takes to the throne of Persia at a turning point of history: he inherits an enchanted medieval world of harems, eunuchs, and treasures as well as a palace of secret doors, sudden deaths, and hidden agendas. Within the court is danger enough: outside all manner of change threatens--industrialization, colonization. Russia and England conspire to open the King's empire; his mother and his vizier take opposing sides. The poor King--almost an exact contemporary of Queen Victoria--is trapped. He likes some aspects of modernity (electricity, photography) but can't embrace democracy. He must be a sovereign: he must keep his throne. The King cannot face change and he cannot escape it. With this gleaming and seemingly simple story, breathlessly paced and beautifully told, Kader Abdolah, the acclaimed Iranian émigré novelist, speaks of deeper truths. A novel which has many timely things to say about eras of change and upheaval, The King is an unforgettable book"--
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Dewey number
839.313
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT5881.1.B36
LC item number
K6613 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
The king, Kader Abdolah ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Dutch as De Koning by De Geus BV, the Netherlands -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870286291
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780811223737
Lccn
2014018074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The king, Kader Abdolah ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier
Publication
Note
"First published in Dutch as De Koning by De Geus BV, the Netherlands -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870286291
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780811223737
Lccn
2014018074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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