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The Masnavi I Manavi of Rumi Complete 6 Books
1.  The Masnavi I Manavi of Rumi Complete 6 Books by Maulana Jalalu-'d-din Muhammad Rumi
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  "The Masnavi, Masnavi-I Ma'navi or Mesnevi (Turkish), also written Mathnawi, Ma'navi, or Mathnavi, is an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi saint and poet."
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [with active TOC]
2.  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [with active TOC] by William Shakespeare
The list author says:
  "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare from The Stratford Town modern spelling edition [1911] all in one Kindle eBook. This eBook contains active Level 1 Table of Contents for each play and Level 2 Table of Contents with hundreds of links for each Act and Scene for each play for easy navigation with trusted OrangeSky Project quality."
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience [Illustrated]
3.  Songs of Innocence and of Experience [Illustrated] by William Blake
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  "This is a fascimile reproduction, along with transcribed text, of William Blake's masterpiece of bookmaking, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, an illustrated collection of poems."
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The Shah Namah: The Epic of Kings (with Active TOC)
4.  The Shah Namah: The Epic of Kings (with Active TOC) by HAKIM ABOL-GHASEM FERDOWSI TOOSI
The list author says:
  "The Shahnameh or The Epic of Kings is one of the definite classics of the world. It tells hero tales of ancient Persia. The contents and the poet's style in describing the events takes the reader back to the ancient times and makes he/she sense and feel the events. Ferdowsi worked for thirty years to finish this masterpiece."
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The Alchemy of Happiness
5.  The Alchemy of Happiness by Al-Ghazzali
The list author says:
  "Translated in 1909 the book was written towards the end of al-Ghazālī’s life shortly before 499/1105. During the time before it was written the Muslim world was considered to be in a state of political as well as intellectual unrest. Upon its release, the book allowed al-Ghazali to considerably reduce the tensions between the scholars and mystics"
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Bird Parliament
6.  Bird Parliament by Farid ud-Din Attar
The list author says:
  "This celebrated Sufi poem, also known as Conference of the Birds, by the 12th century Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar, is a tale of a journey of a group of thirty birds to the summit of the world mountain, Qaf. An allegory of the Sufi journey to realization of the nature of God, each bird has a particular signficance, a special fault, and a tale to tell."
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The Secrets of the Self [with active TOC and footnotes]
7.  The Secrets of the Self [with active TOC and footnotes] by Muhammad Iqbal
The list author says:
  "Muhammad Iqbal (b. Nov. 9, 1877, d. Apr. 21, 1938) was a prominent Islamic writer and politician. Born in the Raj, Cambridge educated, Iqbal is both the the intellectual founder of Pakistan, and its national poet. This poem was composed in Persian, using traditional Persian styles and tropes, and published in Lahore in 1915."
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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria [Illustrated with active TOC, footnotes, index]
8.  Myths of Babylonia and Assyria [Illustrated with active TOC, footnotes, index] by Donald A. Mackenzie
The list author says:
  "Published in 1915 by Donald Alexander, the book discusses not only the mythology of Babylonia and Assyria, but also the history of the region (Mesopotamia), Biblical accounts similar to the region's mythology, and comparisons to the mythologies of other cultures, such as those of India and northern Europe."
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The Art of Worldly Wisdom [with active TOC and footnotes]
9.  The Art of Worldly Wisdom [with active TOC and footnotes] by Balthazar Gracian
The list author says:
  "Gracián's style is characterized by ellipsis and the concentration of a maximum of significance in a minimum of form, an approach referred to in Spanish as agudeza (wit), and which is brought to its extreme in the Oráculo manual y arte de prudencia (literally The Oracle, a Manual of the Art of Discretion, commonly translated as The Art of Worldly Wisdom)."
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Poems from the Divan of Hafiz
10.  Poems from the Divan of Hafiz by Hafiz
The list author says:
  "Hafez (1325/26–1389/90) was a Persian lyric poet. His collected works composed of series of Persian poetry (Divan) are to be found in the homes of most Iranians, who learn his poems by heart and use them as proverbs and sayings to this day."
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TARJUMÁN AL-ASHWÁQ [with active TOC]
11.  TARJUMÁN AL-ASHWÁQ [with active TOC] by MUHYIDDIN IBN AL-ARABI
The list author says:
  "One of the most prolific of the medieval Sufi writers, al-Arabi wrote over 150 books. Unfortunately, very little of this output was translated, up to the early 20th century. This is Reynold Nicholson's translation of the Tarjuman al-Ashwaq, or the 'Interpreter of Desires,' the first edition of which was completed in 611 A.H. (1215 A.D.)."
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Forty Four Turkish Fairy Tales [illustrated with active TOC]
12.  Forty Four Turkish Fairy Tales [illustrated with active TOC] by Anonymous
The list author says:
  "This book draws on the rich folklore of Turkey. Most of these stories are framed by the usual fairy tale apparatus. There are quests to win the hand of a princess, evil step-relations, talking animals, magical objects and transformations, simple (but brave) peasants, wizards and witches, dragons and dungeons, thousand-league journeys, and loveable fools."
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Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare Library Book 8)
13.  Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare Library Book 8) by William Shakespeare
The list author says:
  "Many consider the role of Cleopatra in this play one of the most complex female roles in Shakespeare's work. She is frequently vain and histrionic, provoking an audience almost to scorn; at the same time, Shakespeare's efforts invest both her and Antony with tragic grandeur. These contradictory features have led to famously divided critical responses."
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Selections from the Poetry of the Afghans
14.  Selections from the Poetry of the Afghans by Henry George Raverty
The list author says:
  "This is an anthology of English translations of Pushto poets from the 16th century on. Most, if not all, of these poets are Sufi. They utilize the poetic vocabulary of Sufiism: the tavern, the wine, the flowers, etc., all actually technical terms describing the soul's progression on the mystical path towards God."
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Oriental Mysticism [with active TOC, footnotes and index]
15.  Oriental Mysticism [with active TOC, footnotes and index] by E. H. Palmer
The list author says:
  "This is a concise study of the key concepts of Sufi philosophy, written by a western scholar in the mid-19th century. Palmer discusses the spiritual journey that Sufis take, the path to oneness with God. A very useful feature of this book is the glossary of poetic symbols used in Persian Sufi literature."
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A Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty
16.  A Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty by Hazrat Inayat Khan
The list author says:
  "Sufi philosophy includes the schools of thought unique to Sufism, a mystical branch within Islam. Sufism and its philosophical traditions may be associated with Sunni Islam or Shia Islam. It has been suggested that Sufi thought emerged from the Middle East in the eighth century, but adherents are now found around the world."
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The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe [with active TOC]
17.  The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe [with active TOC] by Edgar Allan Poe
The list author says:
  "The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe with active Table of Contents for easy Kindle navigation all in one book with trusted OrangeSky Project quality."
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Tibetan Folk Tales [illustrated with active TOC]
18.  Tibetan Folk Tales [illustrated with active TOC] by Anonymous
The list author says:
  "Great collection of Tibetan Tales with illustrations and active Table of Contents for kids and adults."
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The Religion of the Koran (with Active TOC) (Wisdom of the East Book 1)
19.  The Religion of the Koran (with Active TOC) (Wisdom of the East Book 1) by Arthur N. Wollaston
The list author says:
  "This short entry in the Wisdom of the East series includes a short introduction to Islam, and a set of topical quotations from the Palmer translation of the Qur'an."
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Arabic Thought and Its Place in History
20.  Arabic Thought and Its Place in History by De Lacy O'Leary
The list author says:
  "It is the effort of the following pages to trace the transmission of Hellenistic thought through the medium of Muslim philosophers and Jewish thinkers who lived in Muslim surroundings, to show how this thought, modified as it passed through a period of development in the Muslim community and itself modifying Islamic ideas, was brought to bear upon the culture of mediæval Latin Christendom."
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Studies in Islamic Mysticism [with active TOC, footnotes and index]
21.  Studies in Islamic Mysticism [with active TOC, footnotes and index] by Reynold Alleyne Nicholson
The list author says:
  "This is a study of three early Sufi figures: Abu Sa'id (b. 967, d. 1049), al-Jili (b. 1365-9, d. 1406-1417), and Ibnu 'l-Farid (b. 1182, d. 1235). The text includes historical and legendary narratives of these Sufi masters, and detailed discussion of their philosophy and theology."
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American Indian Fairy Tales (with illustrations & active TOC)
22.  American Indian Fairy Tales (with illustrations & active TOC) by Margaret Compton
The list author says:
  "This is a collection of Native American folklore, retold for children and young adults, over a century ago. The author, probably not a Native American herself, drew on authentic lore from a wide variety of culture regions, but sprinkled in stereotypical language and anomalous items from the woodland area ("squaw," "papoose," "wigwam")."
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Egyptian Myth and Legend [illustrated, with active TOC & footnotes]
23.  Egyptian Myth and Legend [illustrated, with active TOC & footnotes] by Donald Mackenzie
The list author says:
  "This highly readable book covers Egyptian religion, history, and culture through its entire civilization. We are accustomed to history measured in decades or centuries. Egypt requires thinking in terms of millenia. Mackenzie includes many extracts from religious texts, folk tales, and historical documents."
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The Enclosed Garden of the Truth: The Hadiqatu' l-Haqiqat (with active TOC)
24.  The Enclosed Garden of the Truth: The Hadiqatu' l-Haqiqat (with active TOC) by HAKIM ABU' L-MAJD MAJDUD SANA'I OF GHAZNA
The list author says:
  "This title is an attempt at a presentation of a part of Sana’i's most famous work, which, it is hoped may serve to give an idea of his manner of thought not only to Oriental scholars, but also to non-Orientalists who may be interested in the mysticism of Persia."
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The Secret Rose Garden (Wisdom of the East Book 4)
25.  The Secret Rose Garden (Wisdom of the East Book 4) by Sa'd Ud Din Mahmud Shabistari
The list author says:
  "Gulshan-i Raz or Gulshan-e Raz (Persian : گلشن راز) or Rose Garden Of Secrets is a collection of poems written in the 14th century by Sheikh Mahmoud Shabestari. It is considered to be one of the greatest classical Persian works of the Islamic mystical tradition known in the west as Sufism. The poems are mostly based on Irfan, Islam, Sufism and sciences dependent on them."
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Specimens of Ainu Folklore (with active TOC and footnotes)
26.  Specimens of Ainu Folklore (with active TOC and footnotes) by John Batchelor
The list author says:
  "These folktales were originally published in the Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan in three installments. The printed original is in parallel columns with the Ainu alongside Batchelor's English translations, and these Ainu versions are still considered a valuable source today."
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The Laughable Stories Collected by Mar Gregory John Bar Hebraeus (with active TOC)
27.  The Laughable Stories Collected by Mar Gregory John Bar Hebraeus (with active TOC) by Bar Hebraeus
The list author says:
  "Gregory Bar-Hebraeus Ethicon (1226 in the village Ebro (Izoli, turk.: Kuşsarayı) near Malatya, Sultanate of Rûm (modern Turkey, today province Elazig) – 30 July 1286 in Maraga, Persia) was a catholicos (bishop) of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the 13th century."
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Sadi's Scroll of Wisdom (with active TOC) (Wisdom of the East Book 2)
28.  Sadi's Scroll of Wisdom (with active TOC) (Wisdom of the East Book 2) by Sadi
The list author says:
  "This rare book – separate from the widely-available Gulistan and Bustan – is a small volume of poetry embodying precepts which would do no discredit to the philosophy of the 21st Century CE. Concise and elegant, the work is most popular throughout the length and breadth of the Persian-speaking East. Lines from Sadi’s poems are still commonly used in conversations by Iranians today."
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The Bustan of Sadi (Wisdom of the East Book 5)
29.  The Bustan of Sadi (Wisdom of the East Book 5) by Muslih-ud-din Sadi
The list author says:
  "This is a prose translation of the Bustan of Sadi, originally published as part of the Wisdom of the East series in the early 20th century, and long out of print. This little book is full of practical spiritual wisdom."
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The Collected Stories of H. P. Lovecraft [with active TOC]
30.  The Collected Stories of H. P. Lovecraft [with active TOC] by H.P. Lovecraft
The list author says:
  "This collection of H. P. Lovecraft's stories includes 52 short stories and novellas all in one Kindle book. This edition has a fully linked active Table of Contents, with date written for each story and novella on the title pages."
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Tales of Wonder (with active TOC)
31.  Tales of Wonder (with active TOC) by Lord Dunsany
The list author says:
  "The Last Book of Wonder, originally published as Tales of Wonder, is the tenth book and sixth original short story collection of Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin and others."
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Records of the Past Vol II: being English translations of the ancient monuments of Egypt and western Asia [with active TOC & footnotes]
32.  Records of the Past Vol II: being English translations of the ancient monuments of Egypt and western Asia [with active TOC & footnotes] by A. H. Sayce
The list author says:
  "Records of the Past 2:2 has more Egyptian material than the first, including the Inscription of Uni, the Adventures of Sinuhit, and the Legend of the Expulsion of the Hyksos. Also of interest on the Egyptian side are some of the Tel El-Amarna letters, Babylonian cuneiform tablets found in Upper Egypt, copies of correspondence between Amenophis III and rulers throughout the ancient Near East."
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Records of the Past Vol III: being English translations of the ancient monuments of Egypt and western Asia [with active TOC & footnotes]
33.  Records of the Past Vol III: being English translations of the ancient monuments of Egypt and western Asia [with active TOC & footnotes] by A. H. Sayce
The list author says:
  "This entry in the Records of the Past series includes the Precepts of Ptah-Hotep, the 'oldest book in the world,' the Hymn to the Nile, and the India House inscription of Nebuchadrezzer."
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Records of the Past Vol IV: being English translations of the ancient monuments of Egypt and western Asia [with active TOC & footnotes]
34.  Records of the Past Vol IV: being English translations of the ancient monuments of Egypt and western Asia [with active TOC & footnotes] by A. H. Sayce
The list author says:
  "This installment of the Records of the Past includes numerous historical stelae, extremely valuable for the study of ancient geography and history. The place names in these records of conquest by such figures as Shalmaneser II and Assur-Natsir-Pal range over the ancient Near East as far afield as Armenia."
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Records of the past Vol I: being English translations of the ancient monuments of Egypt and western Asia [with active TOC & footnotes]
35.  Records of the past Vol I: being English translations of the ancient monuments of Egypt and western Asia [with active TOC & footnotes] by A. H. Sayce
The list author says:
  "This is volume one of the second series of Records of the Past, under the editorship of A. H. Sayce. This volume includes two versions of the Creation epic, today known as the Enuma Elish, and several historical texts, including the Babylonian Chronicles, and the hair-raising Inscription of Tiglath-Pileser I."
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Georgian Folk Tales [with active TOC and footnotes]
36.  Georgian Folk Tales [with active TOC and footnotes] by Anonymous
The list author says:
  "This is a collection of folk tales from the nation of Georgia by Marjorie Wardrop. Wardrop also translated the Georgian author Rusthaveli's The Man in the Panther's Skin. Although many of the motifs of these stories are also found in European folklore, there are characters and plot elements which localize them in the central Asian area."
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The Maqámát of Badí al-Zamán al-Hamadhání [with active TOC & footnotes]
37.  The Maqámát of Badí al-Zamán al-Hamadhání [with active TOC & footnotes] by Badi al-Zaman al-Hamadani
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece of medieval Islamic literature. A Maqama (plural, Maqamat) is an Arabic rhymed prose literary form, with short poetic passages. Maqama is from a root which means 'he stood,' and in this case it means to stand in a literary discussion in order to orate."
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The Master Singers of Japan (with active TOC & Footnotes) (Wisdom of the East Book 3)
38.  The Master Singers of Japan (with active TOC & Footnotes) (Wisdom of the East Book 3) by Clara A. Walsh
The list author says:
  "This is a selection of Japanese classical poetry, including the classical Tanka form, translated as part of the Wisdom of the East Series. She includes numerous poems from such works as the Maniyoshu, plus several more modern compositions such as the Japanese National Anthem. The collection has been broken down into about two dozen arbitrary sections."
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The Diwan of Zeb-Un-Nissa [with active TOC] (Wisdom of the East Book 6)
39.  The Diwan of Zeb-Un-Nissa [with active TOC] (Wisdom of the East Book 6) by Zeb-un-Nissa
The list author says:
  "Zeb-un-Nissa (b. 1637, d. 1702) was the oldest daughter of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir. Her name means 'most beautiful of all women.' A Sufi, she was well educated in both the Quran and the sciences, and was fluent in Arabic, Persian and Urdu. She started to write Persian poetry secretly at the age of 14."
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The Hanged Poems [with active TOC]
40.  The Hanged Poems [with active TOC] by Zuhair
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  "Translations of the earliest (pre-Islamic) Arabic poetry known, poems originally displayed ("hanged") in the Kaaba, the holiest shrine of Mecca."
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