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    The Arabian Nights (Modern Library Mass Market Paperbacks) (Paperback) Translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton, Introduction by A S Byatt

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    DescriptionPresents a enchanting collection of tales, narrated by Shahrazad over the course of a thousand and one nights, including such favorites as Aladdin, The Wonderful Lamp, Sinbad the Seaman, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.


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    Title
    The Arabian Nights
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton, Introduction by A S Byatt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 912
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812972146
    ISBN 10: 0812972147
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBX
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21400
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    DC21: 398.210953
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ENGM1070
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: MAER2080
    Thema V1.0: JBGB
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FBX
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    03 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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."
    Review quote
    "[A] book...that captivates in childhood, and still delights in age." "From the Trade Paperback edition."
    Flap copy
    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.