A Year Amongst the Persians
Impressions as to the life, character, and thought of the people of Persia received during twelve months of residence in the Year 1887-1888.
"I have so often been asked how I first came to occupy myself with the study of Eastern languages that I have decided to devote the opening chapter of this book to answering this question, and to describing as succinctly as possible the process by which, not without difficulty and occasional discouragement, I succeeded, ere ever I set foot in Persia, in obtaining a sufficient mastery over the Persian tongue to enable me to employ it with some facility as an instrument of conversation, and to explore with pleasure and profit the enchanted realms of its vast and varied literature..."
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Author: Edward Granville Browne.
Publisher: Messrs A & C Black Ltd, 1893; Cambridge University Press, 1926.