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Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, the (1994) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Gillian Perholt, an independent and sensible scholar, no longer young, is given a bottle of beautiful 'nightingale's eye' glass by a Turkish friend. Inside it is trapped a huge (and very male) djinn, a magical genie who must grant her three wishes in return for his release. Gillian's use of her wishes -- she is an expert in fairy stories and in what can go wrong with wishes -- is careful and surprising. The story takes the professor and the djinn from Istanbul to Toronto and Madison Avenue. The two discover one another's worlds, with respect, and something more. 'The Glass Coffin' and 'Gode's Story' are included here, with three contemporary additions: 'The Story of the Eldest Princess,' 'Dragons' Breath,' and the incomparable novella-length title story. Byatt's inventive and enticing stories are both magical and very modern. They are fairy tales for adults, which retain the mystery and beauty of the world we imagine as children.

Original title: The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye
Original languages: English

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Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreRetellings
Fairy Tales & FolkloreOriginal Creations


The following works are contained within this one:
     Glass Coffin, the (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: A. S. Byatt
     Gode's Story (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: A. S. Byatt
     Story of the Eldest Princess, the (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: A. S. Byatt
     Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, the (1994) [Novella]
      Author: A. S. Byatt
     Dragon's Breath (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: A. S. Byatt

Edition #1: The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye (1994)
Awards: Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 0679762221
Pages: 288

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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye (1997)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679420088
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 274

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