Like A Sword Wound

Altan Ahmet

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Europa
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2018
Edition: Reprint

Description: 344 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Volume 1 of the Ottoman Quartet A sensual epic of a changing society set during the fall of one of historys greatest empires. Altans "Ottoman Quartet" spans the fifty years between the final decades of the 19th century and the post-WWI rise of Atatürk as both unchallenged leader and visionary reformer of the new Turkey. The four books in the quartet tell the gripping stories of an unforgettable cast of characters, among them: an Ottoman army officer, the Sultans personal doctor, a scion of the royal house whose Western education brings him into conflict with his familys legacy, and a beguiling Turkish aristocrat who, while fond of her emancipatedlife in Paris, finds herself drawn to a conservative Muslim spiritual leader. Intrigue, betrayal, love, war, progress, and tradition provide a colorful backdrop against which the lives of these characters play out. All the while, the society that spawned them is transforming and the Sublime Empire disintegrating. Here is a Turkish saga reminiscent of War and Peace, written in lively, contemporary prose that traces not only the social currents of the time but also the erotic and emotional lives of its characters.

ISBN: 9781609454746


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