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    Arabian Nights, Volume 1: The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights (Signet Classics) (Paperback) Translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton, Adapted by Professor of German Jack Zipes, Introduction by Associate Professor Daniel Beaumont

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    DescriptionBawdy and exotic, "Arabian Nights, " feature the wily, seductive Scheherazade, who saves her own life by telling tales of magical transformation, genies and wishes, flying carpets and fantastical journeys, terror and passion to entertain and appease the brutal King Shahryar. First introduced in the West in 1704, the stories of "The Thousand and One Nights" are most familiar to American readers in sanitized children's versions. This modern edition, based on Richard F. Burton's unexpurgated translation, restores the sensuality and lushness of the original Arabic. Here are the famous adventures of Sindbad, "All Baba and the Forty Thieves, " and "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp." Here too are less familiar stories, such as "Prince Behram and the Princess Al-Datma, " a delightful early version of "The Taming of the Shrew, " and "The Wily Dalilah and her Daughter Zaynab, " a hilarious tale about two crafty women who put an entire city of men in their place. Intricate and imaginative, these stories-within-stories told over a thousand and one nights continue to captivate readers as they have for centuries.

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    Arabian Nights, Volume 1
    The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton, Adapted by Professor of German Jack Zipes, Introduction by Associate Professor Daniel Beaumont
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 596
    Width: 102 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9780451530592
    ISBN 10: 0451530594

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    LC classification: PJ7716.A1 B8 2007
    Edition statement
    Penguin Putnam Inc
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    Publication date
    03 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York