Author: Paul Gallico
Publisher: Dar al Bihar (1999)
Pages: 172 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Bilingual English-Arabic version of Paul Gallico's novel Flowers For Mrs. Harris.Dual language books. The English and Arabic pages are facing each other, matching one-on-one with English on the left page, Arabic on the right page. Easy reference for individuals not strong in one of the languages. Well known fiction titles for different interests and levels.Description of the Book:
The plot revolves around Ada Harris, who is so enchanted by her employer's couture wardrobe that she becomes determined to go to the House of Dior in Paris to purchase an evening gown of her own. She achieves her goal with the assistance of a French marquess, who is instrumental in getting Mrs. Harris an invitation to the design house and becomes a long-term friend as do a series of other characters revealed to have hidden hearts. The comic tale takes on a final poignant overtone when the dress is loaned to an up-and-coming actress, with disastrous consequences to the dress. Initially devastated, Mrs. Harris reflects that the experiences she acquired in pursuit of the dress haved their own worth.
These special, condensed novels are intended for English speakers to learn Arabic, by reading side by side versions of these simplified famous novels.