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The Works of Washington Irving

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000580643
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: The Works of Washington Irving  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: Ridicule cast on Mahomet and his doctrines. Demand for mira cles. Conduct of Abu Taleb. Violence of the Koreishites. Mahomet s daughter Rokaia, with her uncle Ottoman, and a number of disciples take refuge in Abyssinia. Mahomet in the house of Orkham. Hostility of Abu Jahl; his punishment. Omar Ibn al Kattub, nephew of Abu Jahl, undertakes to revenge his uncle by slaying Mahomet. His wonderful conversion to the faith. Mahomet takes refuge in a castle of Abu Taleb. Abu Sofian, at the head of the rival branch of Koreisbites, persecutes Mahomet and his followers. Obtains a decree of non-intercourse with them. Mahomet leaves his retreat and makes converts during the month of pilgrimage. Legend of the con version of Habib the Wise. The ban of nou-intercourse mysteriously destroyed. Mahomet enabled to return to Mecca. Death of Abu Taleb; of Cadijah. Mahomet betroths himself to Ayesha. Marries Sawda. The Koreishites renew their persecution. Mahomet seeks an asylum in Tayef. His expulsion thence Visited by genii hi the desert of Naklah,...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: CHAPTER I -- Preliminary notice of Arabia and the Arabs, 13 -- CHAPTER II -- Birth and parentage of Mahomet. His infancy and childhood, 30 -- CHAPTER III -- Traditions concerning Mecca and the Caaba, 37 -- CHAPTER IV -- First journey of Mahomet with the caravan to Syria, .42 -- CHAPTER V -- Commercial occupations of Mahomet. His marriage with Cadijah, 49 -- CHAPTER VI -- Conduct of Mahomet after his marriage. Becomes anxious for re -- ligious reform. His habits of solitary abstraction. The vision -- of the cave. His annunciation as a prophet, 54


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