Title Library Of Travel Classics: The Valleys Of The Assassins And Other Persian Travels.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Reprint Edition.
Publisher J. P. Tarcher, Inc., Los Angeles: 1983.
0874772613 / 9780874772616
Seller ID 67997X1
Inspired by the tales of adventure in Arabian Nights, worldwide explorer Freya Stark set off for the Northwest coast of Syria in 1927. She was a woman alone in a country where few men dared to venture, in a culture governed by seldom-kept laws. By camel, horse, foot, and caravan, she crossed Iraq's desert, impassable mountain ranges, and the colorful cities of Baghdad, Larti, and Teheran to her final destination: the Throne of Solomon. Accompanied by the opium-entranced Keram Khan, one-eyed Alidad, quiltmaker Shah Riza, and the sullen Hajji, she sought out ancient castles, a buried treasure, and prehistoric graves in the Valleys of the Assassins, the hidden home of a Persian sect of murderers. Along the way, she befriended the philosophers, shahs, robbers, child-brides, and holy men who populate the countryside. Originally published in 1936, The Valleys of the Assassins is a remarkable travel odyssey.
(Key Words: Freya Stark, Iran, Iraq, Baghdad, Travel, Larti, Teheran, Persia, History, Tombs, Takht-i-Suleiman, Solomon's Throne, Shah Rud, Salambar, Shah of Persia, Qazvin, Assassins, Moslems, Kalar Dasht, Kabir, Kebir Kuh, Garmrud, Darijan, Alamut).