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.
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Review: The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights or Tales from 1001 Nights #1-3)User Review - Goodreads
I still remember clearly the day I first started reading 1001 nights. I found the book prisoner in Ambra's fridge, squeezed between Peter Pan and Don Quixote. The next thing I did was smell it. And ...
Review: The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights or Tales from 1001 Nights #1-3)User Review - Manny - Goodreads
Ah, if only I could write like the late Sir Richard Burton! Normally I dislike translations, but to refuse to read The Arabian Nights on those grounds would be like refusing to read the Bible. I love ... Read full review
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