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Arabian Nights : The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights (Vol 1) (Reprint) (Paperback)
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Enjoy the timeless tales of Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and many more in this first volume ofThe Arabian Nights. Upon learning of his queen’s infidelity, proud King Shahryar has her killed. As revenge on womankind, he decides to wed a different virgin every night, only to have her beheaded at dawn. Such is Shahryar’s practice for three terrible yearsuntil he weds Scheherazade, the maiden who will change his life....A breathtaking beauty, Scheherazade is as learned as she is sensuous. Her first night with the king, she uses her imagination, her eloquence, and more than a little cunning to regale him with a tale of genies and wishes, wisely cutting the story short at dawn. The king is so beguiled, he cannot have her murdered without hearing the story’s end. From then on, Scheherazade spends nights conjuring stories of flying carpets and fantastical journeys, always stopping with a cliff-hangerand saving her own life.This edition follows the unexpurgated translation of Richard F. Burton, the renowned Victorian explorer. Intricate and inventive, these stories within stories continue to captivate readers as they have for centuries.
Including "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp," this modern edition of the classic tales weaves a tapestry of stories that are filled with humorous and valuable lessons and magical adventures.
Number of Pages: 596
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: New Amer Library Classics
Volume number: 1
Street Date: July 1, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-3421