The Tale of the 1002nd Night

The Tale of the 1002nd Night

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
In the first English version of Roth's final novel, a young woman, abandoned by her lover in late nineteenth-century Vienna, is forced into a bordello, where she catches the eye of a Persian shah whose gift, a magnificent string of pearls, has an unexpected impact on her life. 10,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Roth tells the tragic story of Mizzi Schinagl, the daughter of a pipemaker, who has fallen in love with a nobleman and cavalry officer - a man of a much higher class. Unfortunately for Mizzi, Baron Taittinger, the object of her affection, has liberally bestowed his charms on too many others. Crushed by the Baron's promiscuities, Mizzi nonetheless finds herself pregnant with his son. Her reputation ruined by the Baron, Mizzi is forced into a bordello after being abandoned by her erstwhile lover.
At the same time, the Persian Shah pays a state visit to the Kaiser. Desirous of an affair with an "exotic" Western woman, the Shah conspires with Taittinger to find a consort. When the Shah decides upon a court nobleman's wife, Taittinger must act quickly to deceive his friend from Persia. Mizzi, surreptitiously chosen for this role, soon finds herself enmeshed in an ironic series of calamitous events in which nothing is what it seems.

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& Taylor

In the first English version of Roth's final novel, a young woman, abandoned by her lover in late-nineteenth-century Vienna, is forced into a bordello, where she catches the eye of a Persian shah whose gift, a magnificent string of pearls, has an unexpected impact on her life

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Description: 265 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780312193416
0312193416
Branch Call Number: Roth
Additional Contributors: Hofmann, Michael, 1957 August 25-

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