Ali and Nino is the epic novel of enduring romance in a time of war. It has been hailed as one of the most romantic epic novels of all time.Ali and Nino, two lovers from vastly different backgrounds, grow up together in carefree innocence in Baku on the Caspian Sea. Here, where Eastern and Occidental collide, they are inevitably drawn into the events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution. Torn apart by the turmoil, Ali joins the defense of Azerbajan from the onslaught of the Red Army, and Nino flees to the safety of Paris with their child, not knowing whether they will ever see each other again. A sweeping tale, as romantic and gripping as Gone with the Wind or Dr. Zhivago, it portrays, against a gloriously exotic backdrop, the enduring love between childhood friends divided by their separate cultures.
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First published in 1937 and issued in the U.S. by Random House in 1970, Said's romantic tale of young love and political upheaval in Central Asia calls for violins and handkerchiefs. Set mostly in AzeAug 30 1999 | Read Full Review of Ali and Nino
When Ali expresses his need to be Asian and Nino's need to be European, she says, " 'Forgive your Nino, Ali Khan.Feb 27 2005 | Read Full Review of Ali and Nino
My home, sweet home - - - - !.Jul 25 2006 | Read Full Review of Ali and Nino
Ali is a young man born into the old and illustrious family of the Shirvanshirs, a Mohammedan who loves the vast stare of the desert almost as much as he loves Nino Kipiani, a beautiful, strong-willed Christian Georgian princess.Oct 20 2000 | Read Full Review of Ali and Nino
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