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Cover of: Virgins of Paradise by 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

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11 editions First published in 1993

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1993, Warner
Virgins of paradise
in English
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1993, Random House
Virgins of paradise
in English - 1st ed.
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July 1, 1993, Bookcassette
Virgins of Paradise (Bookcassette(r) Edition)
Audio cassette in English - UNABRIDGED edition
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1993, Little, Brown
Virgins of Paradise
in English
Cover of: Das Paradies
1993, Wolfgang Krüger Verlag
Das Paradies
in German
Cover of: Les vierges du Paradis
1993, Presses de la Cité
Les vierges du Paradis
in French
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1994, Avon Books
Virgins of paradise.
in English
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1994, Avon Books
Virgins of paradise
in English
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July 23, 2007, Authors Choice Press
Virgins of Paradise
Paperback in English
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March 21, 2008, Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD
Virgins of Paradise
Audio CD in English - MP3 Una edition
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March 21, 2008, Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD Lib Ed
Virgins of Paradise
Audio CD in English - Library edition

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