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The Shaving of Shagpat ❰Read❯ ➪ The Shaving of Shagpat Author George Meredith – Thomashillier.co.uk The novel is a humorous oriental romance and allegory written in the style of the Arabian Nights Like its model, it includes a number of stories within the story, along with poetic asidesOriginally pu The novel is a humorous oriental romance and allegory written in the style of the Arabian Nights Like its model, it includes a number of stories within the story, along with poetic asidesoriginally published inContents include The Thwackings The Story of Bhanavar the Beautiful The Betrothal Punishment of Shahpesh, The Persian, on Khipil, The Builder The Genie Karaz The Well of Paravid The Horse Garraveen The Talking Hawk Goorelka of Golb The Lily of the Enchanted Sea Story of Noorna Bin Noorka, The Genie Karaz, and the Princess of Oolb The Shaving PDF \ The Wiles of Rabesqurat The Palace of Aklis The Sons of Aklis The Sword of Aklis Koorookh The Veiled Figure The Bosom of Noorna The Revival The Plot The Dish of Pomegranate Grain The Burning of the Identical The Flashes of the Blade.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 278 pages
  • The Shaving of Shagpat
  • George Meredith
  • 08 November 2017
  • 034501958X

About the Author: George Meredith

George Meredith was an English novelist and poet during the Victorian era He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry shortly after marrying Mary Ellen Nicolls, a widowed daughter of Thomas Love Peacock, in He was twenty one years old she was thirtyHe collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, into Poems, which was published to some acclaim in His wife left him and their five year old son in she died three years later Her departure The Shaving PDF \ was the inspiration for The Ordeal of Richard Feverel , his first major novel It was considered a breakthrough novel, but its sexual frankness caused a scandal and prevented it from being widely read As an advisor to publishers, Meredith is credited with helping Thomas Hardy start his literary career, and was an early associate of J M Barrie Before his death, Meredith was honored from many quarters he succeeded Lord Tennyson as president of the Society of Authors in he was appointed to the Order of Merit by King Edward VII His works include The Shaving of Shagpat , Farina , Vittoria and The Egoist The Egoist is one of his most enduring works Librarian note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this nameGeorge Meredith.



10 thoughts on “The Shaving of Shagpat

  1. Karl Karl says:

    Aleister Crowley was much taken with this work and put it on the Curriculum of the A A describing it as An excellent allegory and refers to it in his Confessions as that superb magical apologue The book was first published in hardcover by Chapman and Hall in 1856, and there have been numerous editions since Its importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its reissuing by Ballantine Books as the seventeenth volume of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in Jul Aleister Crowley was much taken with this work and put it on the Curriculum of the A A describing it as An excellent allegory and refers to it in his Confessions as that superb magical apologue The book was first published in hardcover by Chapman and Hall in 1856, and there have been numerous editions since Its importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its reissuing by Ballantine Books as the seventeenth volume of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in July 1970 The Ballantine edition includes an introduction by Lin Carter.The second paragraph of the book provides a capsule summary of the story Now the story of Shibli Bagarag, and of the ball he followed, and of the subterranean kingdom he came to, and of the enchanted palace he entered, and of the sleeping king he shaved, and of the two princesses he released, and of the Afrite held in subjection by the arts of one and bottled by her, is it not known as twere written on the finger nails of men and traced in their corner robes Despite positive reviews, The Shaving of Shagpat sold poorly and the 1st edition wound up in the remainder stalls Meredith never attempted fantasy again, but became a successful writer of modern romantic novels.A reading hint for The Shaving of Shagpat The book is best if consumed in slower bits, kind of like a fine Rare Wine or Liqueur It should be sipped and savored to be best enjoyed to allow the vapors and flavors to penetrate the reading palate It should not be consumed like a Big Gulp It s not the easiest book to read, however,enjoyment will be had if the book is savored The book is extremely creative and cleaver

  2. Sylvester Sylvester says:

    O Youth, thou hast been thwacked It s lines like that which convinced me to read this I like the whole Arabian Nights style the story within a story, although this only happens twice, if I remember correctly which is okay, the s w a s thing usually gets taken too far no whatever you do, don t ask him to tell you a storyYeah, I liked it Meredith did pretty well for a white guy It was spiced with little dashes of poetry, embellished with fal de rals and funiculars, arabesques of geniiO Youth, thou hast been thwacked It s lines like that which convinced me to read this I like the whole Arabian Nights style the story within a story, although this only happens twice, if I remember correctly which is okay, the s w a s thing usually gets taken too far no whatever you do, don t ask him to tell you a storyYeah, I liked it Meredith did pretty well for a white guy It was spiced with little dashes of poetry, embellished with fal de rals and funiculars, arabesques of geniis and viziers, superlatively beauteous damsels disguised as wrinkled old hags, temptations to vanity and power and lust all that lovely stuff that is really quite faithful to our experience of life You work really hard to become the Master of the Event, but your pride trips you up and you get thwacked You pick your sorry self up, and someone beautifully sympathetic and understanding comes along and encourages you straight into a trap, and you get thwacked So you pick yourself up, and who do you run into next but the Eclipser of ReasonExactly.And really it s all about some barber with the most awesome name of Shibli Bagarag who has been destined to shave the head of some guy Shagpat which seems a very mundane destiny again, faithful to life but is compelling nonetheless And in pursuit of which Event Bagarag becomes a hero Oh, and Shagpat is extremely hirsute But it s only one particular hair that matters See You should probably read this It s a tripFortune in this mortal raceBuilds on thwackings for its base Tis the thwacking in this denMaketh lions of true men

  3. Joseph Joseph says:

    150 year old Arabian Nights pastiche almost unreadably florid prose To quote from the very first page Now, the story of Shibli Bagarag, and of the ball he followed, and of the subterranean kingdom he came to, and of the enchanted palace he entered, and of the sleeping king he shaved, and of the two princesses he released, and of the Afrite held in subjection by the arts of one andbottled by her, is it not known as twere written on the finger nails of men and traced in their corner robes As 150 year old Arabian Nights pastiche almost unreadably florid prose To quote from the very first page Now, the story of Shibli Bagarag, and of the ball he followed, and of the subterranean kingdom he came to, and of the enchanted palace he entered, and of the sleeping king he shaved, and of the two princesses he released, and of the Afrite held in subjection by the arts of one andbottled by her, is it not known as twere written on the finger nails of men and traced in their corner robes As the poet says Ripe with oft telling and old is the tale, But tis of the sort that can never grow stale.And it never, ever lets up Also I couldn t help but notice that although the story is obviously Arabian Nights, the cover illustration is very distinctly Indian in character

  4. Edward Butler Edward Butler says:

    Interesting Victorian psychedelia, at times wearying in its Arabian Nights conceit, but on the whole surprisingly entertaining for the mastery of an Event lasteth among men the space of one cycle of years, and after that a fresh Illusion springeth to befool mankind, and the Seven must expend the concluding half cycle in preparing the edge of the Sword for a new mastery.

  5. Eric Orchard Eric Orchard says:

    Filled with wild, magical imagery I really enjoyed this book but found it difficult to follow The baroque comic Arabian Nights language can be hard to unravel but definitely worth the effort.

  6. Fraser Sherman Fraser Sherman says:

    A charming Arabian Nights fantasy in which a barber discovers he is the chosen one destined to carry out the title feat and remove a mystic talisman of great power from Shagpat s hirsute face Lush, colorful language adds to the fun, though Meredith whose previous book had been poetry has a few too many poems in.

  7. Maggie Maggie says:

    this is my first reading of anything george meredith has written and so far so good this was an enjoyable, light fiction well worth my time but then i enjoy literature that lasts good summer reading.

  8. Sandoz Delsyd Sandoz Delsyd says:

    Noorna bin Noorka is Shibli s HGA She helps him fulfill his true will When Shibli deviates from her guidance he gets thwacked That is my Thelemic perspective on the book.

  9. Judith Shadford Judith Shadford says:

    We didn t get to the shave until p 272, leaving the previous 271 pages for the labors of Shibli which I kind of liked because there s a great Syrian man at the Cathedral named Shibli , working far harder than Hercules ever thought of working Probably the most fascinating element in Meredith s craft is how he imagines elaborate banquets, gardens, even landscapes in minute detail It s way too much for our nanosecond age, but the guy sat there with his pen and was so careful in eliciting a 360 d We didn t get to the shave until p 272, leaving the previous 271 pages for the labors of Shibli which I kind of liked because there s a great Syrian man at the Cathedral named Shibli , working far harder than Hercules ever thought of working Probably the most fascinating element in Meredith s craft is how he imagines elaborate banquets, gardens, even landscapes in minute detail It s way too much for our nanosecond age, but the guy sat there with his pen and was so careful in eliciting a 360 degree scene that he gets amazing credit for his work This isn t something dashed off to the publisher in 10 days Lots of genii, some good, some, not so much Flying gorgeous women who get cursed into age and ugliness Greed Corruption Kind of contemporary, actually

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