The Arabian Nightmare

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Dedalus, 1998 - Cairo (Egypt) - 265 pages
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A disease that siezes the mind, the Arabian Nightmare pervades the darkness of medieval Cairo. It haunts the labyrinth of its streets. It is a dream without awakening, a flight without escape, a tale without end.

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This fascinating, rather complex first novel by a former medieval historian can be read on several levels. On the surface it is the picaresque tale of a young English pilgrim's trials and tribulations ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Robert Irwin has taught Arabic and Medieval History at Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of "The Arabian Nights: A Companion" as well as six novels. He lives in London.

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