Illustrates several sequences from the life of the legendary Persian hero Bahram Gur using for illustrations Persian miniatures from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Public Library. Recounts the epic poem by the Persian poet Nizami as adapted by Theodore Bowie, professor of fine arts, Indiana University. Tells of Bahram Gur's birth; his exile from Persia when as a child his father saw in him a threat to his own rule; his retaking of the Persian throne following the death of his father, his voluntary facing of two tests to prove himself worthy to be king; and his proclamation. Follows the story of his courtship of Fitna and his prideful rejection of her because she failed to flatter him; his unhappy life with the seven wives he sought to replace Fitna; and of his and Fitna's final reconciliation and marriage.
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