Lalla Rookh An Oriental Romance Thomas Moore Longman 1861


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Lalla Rookh An Oriental Romance by Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer. Moore is considered Ireland’s National Bard, and is deemed by some, to Ireland what Robert Burns is to Scotland.

Lalla Rookh is an Oriental romance by Thomas Moore, first published in 1817. The title is taken from the name of the heroine of the frame tale, the daughter of the 17th-century Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The work consists of four narrative poems with a connecting tale in prose. The name Lalla Rookh, means “tulip cheeked” and is an endearment frequently used in Persian poetry. Engaged to the young king of Bukhara, Lalla Rookh goes forth to meet him, but falls in love with Feramorz, a poet from her entourage. The bulk of the work consists of four interpolated tales sung by the poet: “The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan” (loosely based upon the story of Al-Muqanna), “Paradise and the Peri”, “The Fire-Worshippers”, and “The Light of the Harem”. When Lalla Rookh enters the palace of her bridegroom she swoons away, but revives at the sound of a familiar voice. She awakes with rapture to find that the poet she loves is none other than the king to whom she is engaged.


  • Publisher Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, London; 1861
  • Full Calf Leather Hardback Embossed In Gilt, Full Gilt Page Edges, xxiv, [ii],381 pp
  • With 69 illustrations from original drawings by John Tenniel, engraved on wood by the brothers Dalziel; and 5 ornamental pages of Persian design by T. Sulman, Jnr. engraved on wood by H. N. Woods.
  • Size 230 x 170mm, 2kg

Condition: Very Good – Professionally Rebound with Original Calf Leather Covers, Very Good Clean Copy

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