How ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ inspired…

How ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ inspired Victorian hedonists »

How did a 400-line poem based on the writings of a Persian sage and advocating seize-the-day hedonism achieve widespread popularity in Victorian England? The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám was written by the eccentric English scholar Edward FitzGerald, drawing on his loose translation of qua