Cover of: Virgins of paradise | Barbara Wood

About the Book

Inside a beautiful mansion on Virgins of Paradise Street in post-World War II Cairo, Jasmine and Camelia Rasheed grow to womanhood under the watchful eyes of their grandmother and the other women of the prominent Rasheed family. Despite the glamour and elegance of the city, women still wear the veil and live in harems.

But as Egypt begins to change, so do Jasmine and Camelia. Rebelling against a society in which the suppression of women is assumed, Jasmine and Camelia embark on turbulent personal and professional voyages of discovery. Cast out of the family, Jasmine travels to America to become a doctor while Camelia sets out to become one of the foremost beledi dancers in the Middle East.

Sensuous, spicy, and romantic, 'Virgins of Paradise' is a spellbinding novel set in an exotic and erotic culture. Brilliantly portraying two sisters' search for identity amidst historic change, Wood also conveys a portrait of an ancient nation merging into the modern era while mired in superstition, magic, and mythology.

"Wood makes her fiction come alive with authentic detailing and highly memorable characters." -- Booklist

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3573.O5877 V48 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
521 p. ;
Number of pages
521

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1732669M
Internet Archive
virginsofparadis00wood_0
ISBN 10
0679415793
LC Control Number
92037356
OCLC/WorldCat
26850784
Library Thing
862595
Goodreads
2188601
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