- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (7 Sept. 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0349106622
- ISBN-13: 978-0349106625
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Rock Of Tanios Paperback – 7 Sep 1995
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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)
About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book tells the story of a small Lebanese village where the Sheikh is the master who must be obeyed. His son (or is he? read it to find out) Tanios rebels against the system and suddenly disappears. But what has happened to him? No one knows, but his name is made famous by his disappearance.
Years later scholars try to find out what happened.
Don't take my word for it. Read it. It's great. If you're interested in the Middle East you'll love this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really like it. Maalouf's narrative is beautiful. It is like to be inside the story and the ending leave the reader with a sensation of melanchony and magic at the same time.Published on 20 Oct. 2014 by Mr A Balistreri
This was an entertaining read, especially for those interested in Lebanon and folk legends. Although the story and titular character are fictional, the historical context is based... Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2014 by JMeredith