The Shaving of Shagpat
Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook, or read online. This book has 204 pages in the PDF version. This edition, 1898/1909.
The Shaving of Shagpat: An Arabian Entertainment is a fantasy novel by George Meredith, first published in 1856. The novel is a humorous oriental romance and allegory that tells the tale of Shibli Bagarag, a Persian barber, and Noorna, an enchantress, who are given the quest of shaving the tyrant Shagpat, who has magical hair that lets him retain power over the city. During his quest, Shibli acquires a magic sword and meets a series of exotic creatures, including a talking hawk and several genies.
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