The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

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Translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton, Introduction by A S Byatt

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 912 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 174mm x 44mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 3 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0812972147
  • ISBN 13: 9780812972146
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 180,717

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Presents 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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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."

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"[A] book...that captivates in childhood, and still delights in age." "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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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.