Leila Or, The Siege Of Granada

By: Edward Bulwer Lytton
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Leila; or, The Siege of Granada" is an enthralling historical novel written by Edward Bulwer Lytton. Set in 15th-century Spain, the book takes readers on a captivating journey through the epic siege of Granada, the final stronghold of the Moors in the Iberian Peninsula. The story follows the lives of two star-crossed lovers, Hernando and Leila, who find themselves caught in the midst of the tumultuous conflict between the Christian forces led by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella and the Moorish defenders of Granada. Their forbidden love unfolds against the backdrop of the fierce battles, political intrigues, and cultural clashes of the time. Lytton's richly descriptive prose and meticulous attention to historical detail transport readers to the heart of medieval Spain, immersing them in the sights, sounds, and emotions of the siege. The story delves into themes of loyalty, religious conflict, and the complexities of human nature. It offers a thought-provoking exploration of the clash of civilizations and the enduring power of love and resilience in the face of adversity.

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Edward Bulwer Lytton

Edward George Bulwer Lytton was a prolific English author, poet, novelist and politician, he served at the prestigious post of Secretary of the State for the Colonies of the United Kingdom. He was born in London on 23 May 1803. His father was General William Bulwer of Heydon Hall, mother was Elizabeth Barbara Lytton. He was a delicate child but a rapid learner. He started writing verses at ten years of age. He went to Trinity College of Cambridge. For English verse Sculpture he won the Chancellor Gold Medal. His first novel, the glorious Byronic romance Falkland, was not liked by people. But his second novel, Pelham or The Adventure of a Gentleman, was a hit and he began his successful fluent career in literary writing. He joined politics as a member of the Whigs, liberal political party. He died on 18 January 1873. His notable works - Pelham, The Last Days of Pompeii, The Coming Race, The Haunted and Haunters, Zanoni: A Rosicrucian Tale, Harold : The Last of Saxon Kings, Alice or the Mysteries, Athens : It's Rise and Fall etc. Lytton used some considerable phrases - 'It was dark and Stormy night', 'Almighty dollar, the pen is mightier than the sword' etc.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 162 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358591730
  • ISBN-13: 9789358591736
  • Item Weight: 194.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.28 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical,Fiction / Classics,History / General