The 1993 winner of the Prix Goncourt. It is an historical novel which explores myth, passion and loyalty from Lebanon's troubled past, by tracing the life of Tanios, a child of the mountains, who one day in 1840 disappeared from the rock that now bears his name.
An exploration of myth, passion and loyalty from the Lebanon's troubled past, The Rock of Tanios is another superbly rich and rewarding novel from the author of Samarkand and Leo the African. Expertly controlling his multi-faceted narrative with prose of great beauty and power, Maalouf delves into the history of an extraordinary life: that of Tanois, child of the mountains.
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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 Amin Maalouf
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.
The Rock Of Tanios by Amin Maalouf
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