Alamut. Vladimir Bartol.


Seattle: Scala House Press, 2008. First North American Edition. Hardcover. 9-1/8 - 6-1/8", black spine, brown paper over boards, 391pp. Item #900504
ISBN: 0972028730

First English publication of Slovenian author Vladimir Bartol’s near-forgotten masterpiece based on the life and legend of the original assassin, 11th century Ismaili leader Hasan ibn Sabbah. Fictional Sabbah develops a scheme to dominate not only his native Persia, but ultimately the world. First published on the eve of World War II as a political allegory of the fascism that was then engulfing Europe (originally dedicated ironically to Benito Mussolini), Alamut reaches 1000 years into the past to tell a story that is as relevant to today’s post-September 11 America as it was to Hitler and Mussolini’s Europe.

As new in dust wrapper whose rear panel is a bit rubbed, in protective mylar.

Price: $75.00

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