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ISBN13: 9780812974430
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Widely regarded as the most important work of Iranian fiction of the last century, My Uncle Napoleon has been called A masterpiece of contemporary world fiction (Baltimore Sun). It's the story of a large extended family presided over by a doddering and cranky patriarch (think Don Quixote), whom the children nickname Napoleon behind his back. The narrator is a wise and exuberant teenage boy (think Sancho Panza) who has the misfortune to fall in love with Uncle Napoleon's much-protected daughter. Set in Tehran in the 1940s, the novel is a complex and unexpectedly comic portrait of daily Iranian life dominated by the universal themes of love, marriage, and family.

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Set in Tehran in the 1940s, this "masterpiece of contemporary world fiction" ("Baltimore Sun") tells the story of a large extended Iranian family presided over by a doddering and cranky patriarch, whom the children nickname RNapoleonS behind his back.

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Shosh, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Shosh)
A rollicking, biting satire of the decline of the Iranian mid-twentieth century nobility. Really funny and touching. A huge surprise. Gives unexpected insights into Iranian history and national mindset.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812974430
Translator:
Davis, Dick
Introduction:
Nafisi, Azar
Translator:
Davis, Dick
Introduction by:
Nafisi, Azar
Introduction:
Nafisi, Azar
Author:
Nafisi, Azar
Author:
Pezeshkzad, Iraj
Author:
Davis, Dick
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Iran
Subject:
Iran Social life and customs.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.02x5.26x1.13 in. .81 lbs.

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