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The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

Leather / fine binding

Translated by Richard Burton, Introduction by Ken Mondschein

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  • Publisher: Advantage Publishers Group
  • Format: Leather / fine binding | 655 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 231mm x 41mm | 1,134g
  • Publication date: 24 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: San Diego
  • ISBN 10: 1607103095
  • ISBN 13: 9781607103097
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 85,616

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They are ancient stories, but they still enchant our imaginations today. "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." "Sinbad the Sailor." "Aladdin." These and the other Middle Eastern stories collected in "Arabian Nights" are delightful, fascinating, and fun for fans and first-time readers alike. This beautiful, leather-bound edition collects the classic tales of "Arabian Nights" in a new, redesigned format. Specially designed end papers, gilded edges, a ribbon bookmark, and other decorative elements enhance the reading experience, while an expert introduction provides new information and context for these well-known stories. "Arabian Nights" is a compelling look at a long-gone culture--and the perfect addition to any home library. Lexile score: 1320L

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Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an renown British explorer, writer, translator, and linguist who is best known for his travels within Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Of his many achievements, one of his most recognizable contributions is a translation of "One Thousand and One Nights," also commonly known as "The Arabian Nights." Kenneth C. Mondschein earned his Ph.D. in History at Fordham University. He lives in New York, NY.

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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.