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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In the eastern lands the heat and idleness breed among the inhabitants leisured and lethal fantasies. p. 71 ...the perplexed traveller may direct his steps according to the stars. Beware, though, for ... Read full review

The Arabian nightmare

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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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