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Leila

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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ISBN 10: 1438536208 / ISBN 13: 9781438536200
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178 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 7.5in. x 0.4in.Edward Lytton was an English novelist, playwright and politician. Many famous literary phrases come from Lord Lytton such as: the great unwashed, pursuit of the almighty dollar, the pen is mightier than the sword, and it was a dark and stormy night. Leila or, the Siege of Granada was first published in 1838. The story begins in the summer of 1491. In the spring of 1491, Granada had been all that was left of the former Moorish state when the Spanish forces of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile laid siege to the walled city. The Battle of Granada was fought over a period of months leading up to its surrender on January 2, 1492. Granada was the last outpost of Al-Andalus in Spain. This battle brought to an end 780 years of Muslim control in the Iberian peninsula. It also marked the final act in the Reconquista, the campaign by the medieval Christian states of Spain to drive out the Moorish invaders. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781438536200

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Title: Leila

Publisher: Book Jungle

Binding: Paperback

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Book Type: Paperback

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Edward Lytton was an English novelist, playwright and politician. Many famous literary phrases come from Lord Lytton such as: "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and "it was a dark and stormy night". Leila or, the Siege of Granada was first published in 1838. The story begins in the summer of 1491. In the spring of 1491, Granada had been all that was left of the former Moorish state when the Spanish forces of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile laid siege to the walled city. The Battle of Granada was fought over a period of months leading up to its surrender on January 2, 1492. Granada was the last outpost of Al-Andalus in Spain. This battle brought to an end 780 years of Muslim control in the Iberian peninsula. It also marked the final act in the Reconquista, the campaign by the medieval Christian states of Spain to drive out the Moorish invaders.

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton (25 May 1803 18 January 1873) was an exremely popular English writer who coined such phrases as "the pen is mightier than the sword."

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