The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
Sir Richard Francis Burton
Modern Library, 2001 - Fiction - 872 pages
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights or Tales from 1001 Nights)User Review - Melinda Seyler - Goodreads
Tales of the Arabian Nights or 1,001 Nights: I somewhere got hold of a list of the 1,001 books you should read in your lifetime and, although I think of myself as pretty well read, I have read only a ... Read full review
Review: The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights or Tales from 1001 Nights)User Review - Ali - Goodreads
[As I have not read the Nights yet, this is not a commentary on them, but rather a comparison of the many translations available. This used to be a comment on my not-yet-review of the first volume of ... Read full review
Arabian Nights: The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights
Jack David Zipes
No preview available - 1991