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Fathers and Sons

Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi V. 2
A collection of stories by

Volume II of our series containing the major stories from the Shahnameh opens and closes with tales of tragic conflict between a king and his son: Prince Seyavash and Prince Esfandiyar are both driven from the court by their foolish fathers to confront destiny and death in distant lands. Interwoven with Seyavash's story is the tale of his stepmother Sudabeh's lust for her young stepson, and of his escape from her tricks by the famous trial by fire; Esfandiyar's story involves the last combat of the great Rostam, a fight to the death which leads to Rostam's own demise at the hands of his evil brother Shaghad. Between these two stories the reader travels through a wondrous landscape of romance (Bizhan and Manizheh), demons (the Akvan Div), heroic despair (the tale of Forud) and mystical renunciation of the world (Kay Khosrow's mysterious last journey).


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January 2000 : USA Hardback

Title: Fathers and Sons: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vol. 2 (v. 2)
Author(s): Abolqasem Ferdowsi
ISBN: 0-934211-53-1 / 978-0-934211-53-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mage Pub
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