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The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Paperback)

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    Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. ......more

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Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever.

This volume reproduces the 1932 Modern Library edition, for which Bennett A. Cerf chose the most famous and representative stories from Sir Richard F. Burton's multivolume translation, and includes Burton's extensive and acclaimed explanatory notes. These tales, including Alaeddin; or, the Wonderful Lamp, Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, have entered into the popular imagination, demonstrating that Shahrazad's spell remains unbroken.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

A. S. Byatt is the author of The Biographer's Tale, Elementals, and the Booker Prize winning novel Possession, among other books. She lives in London.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Genre:
FICTION / Classics
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reissue
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
1049
Language:
English
Publisher:
Modern Library
Publish Date:
06/01/2004
Copyright Year:
2004
ISBN:
9780812972146
Height:
6.75 in
Wdth:
4.25 in
Thickness:
1.5 in
Unit weight:
1.05 lb
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