Edward FitzGerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: A Famous Poem and Its Influence
Edited by William H. Martin and Sandra Mason
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The book presents the text of Edward FitzGerald’s three main versions of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, together with non-technical commentary on the origins, role and influence of the poem, including the story of its publication. The commentary also addresses the many spin-offs the poem has generated in the fields of art and music, as well as its message and its worldwide influence during the 150 years since its first appearance.