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Actual Life in the Turkish Harem (Paperback) Loot Price: R305
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Actual Life in the Turkish Harem (Paperback): Vahan Cardashian

Actual Life in the Turkish Harem (Paperback)

Vahan Cardashian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. MARRIAGE AND AFTER. ENGAGEMENT PERIOD. FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD DAYS OF WEDDING FESTIVITIES. The period intervening between the engagement and marriage is in most cases a brief one, no longer than a few weeks. The marriage festivities generally occupy three days. These are the days for the entertainment and enjoyment of the bridegroom, who participates in all the functions of the occasion; but they are the hours of trying ordeal to the young bride, who is perhaps closeted in a dark chamber, which she leaves on the afternoon of the third day. The first day is one of general entertainment and jubilation in both families, especially at the bridegroom's. Relatives, immediate friends, neighbors, in their gala dress gather in a jolly celebration of the happy time. On the second day, amid shouts and volleys of hurrahs, the shrill trumpets, bugles and tambourines, and the wild demonstration of an enthusiastic crowd, the trousseau of the bride is removed to her future home. On the third day, the bridegroom, after being subjected to a large number of teasing jokes and performances, dons his picturesque garment, and accompanied by a select group of men and women of his household, proceeds to the home of the bride. There the men are conducted to the Selamlik, and the women to the Haremlik. Mutual congratulations, happy and jovial remarks and pleasantries, and an unending number of refreshments are the order of the day. BRIDE RELEASED FROM HER CLOSET. During all this time Jenan Hanum may be in her closet. But her turn comes next. Now she is called upon by a few ladies of her immediate family, divested of her girlhood garments and introduced to a mass of oppressively fashionable gowns. They squeeze her feet, they force on her tender fingers half a...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Vahan Cardashian
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 18
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-47770-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-47770-3
Barcode: 9781154477702

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