The Rock Of Tanios

By (author) Maalouf Amin
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By (author) Maalouf Amin
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The 1993 winner of the Prix Goncourt. It is an historical novel which explores myth, passion and loyalty from Lebanon''s troubled past, by tracing the life of Tanios, a child of the mountains, who one day in 1840 disappeared from the rock that now bears his name.
Description
An exploration of myth, passion and loyalty from the Lebanon''s troubled past, The Rock of Tanios is another superbly rich and rewarding novel from the author of Samarkand and Leo the African. Expertly controlling his multi-faceted narrative with prose of great beauty and power, Maalouf delves into the history of an extraordinary life: that of Tanois, child of the mountains.
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He is a master storyteller...and his observations of human nature in all its facets is wonderfully accurate throughout.
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This is as colourful as a fairy tale, and brilliantly translated from the French.
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Told with the simplicity of fable but set on the cusp of the modern world, this is a wonderful tale.
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This is a beautifully crafted story detailing the intricacies of the folklores and superstitions which dominated nineteenth-century Oriental village life.
Biographical note
Amin Maalouf is a Lebanese journalist and writer. He was formerly director of the weekly international edition of the leading Beirut daily an-Nahar, and editor in chief of Jeune Afrique.
Review quote: previous work
He is a master storyteller...and his observations of human nature in all its facets is wonderfully accurate throughout. - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

This is as colourful as a fairy tale, and brilliantly translated from the French. - THE TIMES

Told with the simplicity of fable but set on the cusp of the modern world, this is a wonderful tale. - INDEPENDENT

This is a beautifully crafted story detailing the intricacies of the folklores and superstitions which dominated nineteenth-century Oriental village life. - OBSERVER
More Information
Author By (author) Maalouf Amin
Date Of Publication Sep 7, 1995
EAN 9780349106625
Series Number NSPRING19
Contributors Maalouf Amin
Publisher Abacus
Languages English
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Width 128 mm
Height 196 mm
Thickness 22 mm
Product Forms Paperback / Softback
Authors Amin Maalouf
Availability in Stores Sin El-Fil, Achrafieh, ABC Dbayeh, Metro Mall, AUB University, Tripoli Square, Global
Weight 0.220000
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