The Complete Princess Trilogy: Princess; Princess Sultana's Daughters; and Princess Sultana's Circle
- Title: The Complete Princess Trilogy: Princess; Princess Sultana's Daughters; and Princess Sultana's Circle
- Author: Jean Sasson
- ISBN: 9781301440733
- Page: 281
- Format: ebook
For the first time, the international bestselling PRINCESS books are available in a boxed set ALL BEGAN WITH PRINCESS, called Absolutely riveting by People Magazine.This first book in the nonfiction trilogy describes the true life of Princess Sultana, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia where she lives in a gilded cage with no freedom and no control oveFor the first time, the international bestselling PRINCESS books are available in a boxed set ALL BEGAN WITH PRINCESS, called Absolutely riveting by People Magazine.This first book in the nonfiction trilogy describes the true life of Princess Sultana, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia where she lives in a gilded cage with no freedom and no control over her own life.The saga continues with PRINCESS SULTANA S DAUGHTERS called Another page turner by Publishers Weekly DAUGHTERS continues the extraordinary story of Princess Sultana Gripping and personal, DAUGHTERS recounts the lonely battle of a Princess who is attempting to secure freedoms for her daughters.The third and last book completes the PRINCESS TRILOGY, called a Political rallying cry by Publisher s Weekly CIRCLE paints a horrifying reality for women of the desert kingdom As Sultana battles for a life of dignity, she saves other women from servitudeE PRINCESS TRILOGY is the testimony of a woman of indomitable spirit and great courage.You have never read a story like the story of Sultana, and you will never forget her or her Muslim sisters.Jean s first book THE RAPE OF KUWAIT, based on her eye witness reporting on the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi troops, was an immediate bestseller Shortly thereafter she became a full time writer Her next three books, PRINCESS, PRINCESS SULTANA S DAUGHTERS, and PRINCESS SULTANA S CIRCLE, became international sensations as they were the first books to bring to the western world the shocking stories about life for women in Saudi Arabia Jean is also the author of MAYADA, DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, about the prison experiences of an Iraqi journalist praised by Saddam Hussein LOVE IN A TORN LAND The True Story of a Freedom Fighter s Escape from Iraqi Vengeance which tells the story of a beautiful Kurdish woman GROWING UP BIN LADEN Osama s Wife and Son Take Us into Their Secret World and FOR THE LOVE OF A SON One Afghan Woman s Quest for Her Stolen Child Her work has been featured in People, Vanity Fair,The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New York Post, The Sunday London Times, The Guardian, CNN, FOX, NBC, and many other news organizations.Still traveling the world, Jean has made her homebase in Atlanta, Georgia where she is a passionate animal rights and women s rights supporterAISE FOR JEAN SASSON S BOOKS Fascinating intimate account of a family life that became steadily dangerous and bizarre forced pursuit of Osama s jihadist dreams Washington Post The startling truth behind veiled livesank and vivid Sunday Express Anyone with the slightest interest in human rights will find this book heart wrenching Betty Mahmoody, bestselling author of NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER A fascinating narrative.sting Robert Harris, Sunday Times Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad People A chilling storya vivid account of an air conditioned nightmare Entertainment Weekly Must reading for anyone interested in human rights USA Today Shockingndidd, sobering, and compassionate San Francisco Chronicle
Recent Comments "The Complete Princess Trilogy: Princess; Princess Sultana's Daughters; and Princess Sultana's Circle"
I have read the first book and i am now starting the second and i think its amazing for a nonfiction book. To hear about what women go through in that country and how they are treated was so sad. I despised her horrible brother and negletive father. Though certin things were uncalled for i still think of her as my roll model!
This trilogy is one of my all time favorite books! Jean P. Sasson is an amazing writer. Also, the "real" princess that allowed her story to be told is an incredible woman! I would love to meet her! I can't help but admire and respect her for allowing this story to be told.
The 2nd book ,, it would have been really good if it was a fiction book as non-fiction it was sooo over dramatic and many false & unrealistic drama occurred in one family. Moreover, there was many false ideas about islamic rules interpreted in the book I can understand that some of these stories might be true but it is very hard for me to believe it Also, there are scandals in the book that is so awful & inhuman and if it did really happen with no action was taken from authorities ( as i [...]
I Feel Like I Know SultanaAs I finished the 3rd book in this series I felt like I personally knew Sultana and her family. I could feel her pain, joy, and determination. Living in the Middle East I know that while not all men here are like they are in Saudi but some are and some women are treated always as second class. I'm grateful this is not my experience however.
Great!Very similar to the first books, full of terrible truths and family drama. Really opens eyes to the abuse of women going on without seconds notice. The dangers of standing up for women’s right under islamic faith are life threatening. Men are to blame. Also sheds light on waste the Sa’ud family indulges in despite the extreme poverty.
Likely fiction disguised as a true story I especially enjoyed the first book, but as the series continued I began questioning the story's truth. A little internet investigating exposed the series as embellished if not entirely untrue. Irritating
I struggle with this book.Jean Sasson has garnered an audience with a Saudi Princess, who shares her life. This alone is astounding. The story itself is like listening to a 40 year old woman with all the money and the opportunity in the world, but with the mentality and coping skills of an 8 year old.This is a typical and continually theme throughout the entire trilogy:The Princess' nephew brings a young girl he bought, so the girl can be raped by he and all of his cousins while on a 'camping tr [...]
As a non-believing, evolved Western woman, I was appalled at the many stories of female oppression recounted in all 3 books, and the powerlessness of women in the Middle East to this day.I can't even fathom how the author would willingly live in Saudi Arabia for so many years, but can only hope that by her publishing these horrific stories, some of the women have been saved.I must admit I was disappointed that I had to read all 3 books before Princess Sultana finally grew enough of a spine to st [...]
I love all 3 of these book and I really hope that Princess Sultana will write another book soon. These books let you see just how living in Saudi Arabia is like, and I don't know how they do it, it's really scary at times! Now Sultana complains a lot about how bad her life is, and i understand the whole living in Saudi thing, but as far as her life, she has nothing to complain about and it makes me sick how she thinks its so bad. First off she got lucky and got to marry a man she loved and that [...]
I enjoyed learning things about a culture that I knew little about. While the main character hates the way women are treated in her country, she does nothing to change it. She rebels against those close to her and falls into her own self destruction. By the middle of book 3, I was getting irritated that Sultana had still done nothing to help the women of her country. Though I was relieved that she finally spoke openly about her feelings with the men in her family, I am left with a feeling that s [...]
Well.I can honestly say I was enlightened by the first book. I honestly had no idea the extent of hatred toward Arab women. However, each generation and culture of women have fought the battles to be seen if not as equals to be treated humanly.Battles are not won by merely speaking of them hoping someone will change your situation for you. I am very happy that princess Sultana finally realized this. I just wish it hadn't taken three books. I truly pray that she and her sisters have taken there n [...]
If this book was true, I would give it a higher rating. While I was reading it, I thought it was true after I finished all 3, I did a little research. It seems it is likely fiction, maybe even stolen from another author, with Princess Sultana herself being entirely fictional. That being said, how much can we trust about all the supposedly "true stories", eye witness accounts, and even the way women are treated in Saudi Arabia.When one thing is called into question, it ALL has to be called into q [...]
I gave this set of books five stars because of the world it opened it up to me. I think sometimes people's ratings on books are too critical of the writing (and chances are most reviewers have never even written a book) and not on the book's content or importance. The Princess books are important. If you have a heart for women, then you won't be able to stop reading these. As an American woman, it is hard for me to imagine this type of oppression and it further reminds me why the separation of c [...]
Very easy to read but haunting. All 3 are impossible to put down from page one. It's hard to believe these are true stories. All woman's rights advocates and middle eastern bound travelers should read this. There are a lot of Muslims that make the pilgrimmage to Mecca (only slightly inconvenienced by the impossible rules like -Mehram) and leave not realizing the tyranny that exists for the women who are born into that nightmare.
These books were truly amazing. My eyes were certainly opened to the heart-breaking realities of women who live behind the veil of the Muslim law. It is hard to believe some of the tragic stories she tells, but I think it is important to understand what really goes on in some of these countries. It will definitely make you appreciate the life and freedoms we have here.
An interesting peek into an entirely new and secluded world. The princess has a refreshing voice and character which comes through clearly. The fact that the princess overcomes her upbringing to stick up for herself is applaudable even when you don't like her actions or attitude as it is completely foreign.
It's amazing to me to see the blend of extreme wealth and total repression these women endure. And I do mean endure. They are no more than birds locked away in a gilded cage. This was a fascinating view into the life of an Arabian Princess, and it's not very enviable.
It was an eye opener knowing that with todays society that there are still countries that still don't allow women to have their freedom and that they are still considered property by their husbands, father and any male that is part of the family.
Very interesting look at the royal family of Saudi Arabia and at the cultural norms in the Middle East as they pertain to women. The writing is simple and, for the most part, straight forward. It is a book that will make you think.
These boxes are extraordinary. To think that they are a true story is really shocking. We are empowered as women in our society, that I can't believe this goes on in current times. Definitely worth the read - all three of them!
Great books! It helped me understand the Muslim Culture in Saudi Arabia.
The first of the trilogy would actually score a 5/5 stars.The second would score a 4/5.The third didn't keep me reading -- and I didn't bother finishing it.
I could not put these books down. I want to know what has happened to the princess, but can't find any information about her.
Heartbreaking literature! Each book! They did NOT teach me this in school! It really makes me appreciate my freedom and education. I highly recommend this trilogy.
good one spl if u love middle east- women centric stories
A must read. I dare you not love it.
Most of us (women in particular) that live in America do not appreciate the rights we have.
I loved these books. It was eye opening.
Since my husband works over in Saudi, I wanted to learn more. While women's lives are a squeak better it's still horrifying
Shockingly honest about the lives of women caught in a culture they can't control. Hard to put down.
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