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Arabian Nights' Entertainments - 95 edition

Arabian Nights` Entertainments (ISBN10: 0192834797; ISBN13: 9780192834799)
ISBN13: 978-0192834799
ISBN10: 0192834797

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0192828323
ISBN10: 0192828320

Summary: The Sultan Schahriar's misguided resolution to shelter himself from the possible infidelities of his wives leads to an outbreak of barbarity in his realm and to a reign of terror in his court, stopped only by the resourceful Scheherazade. The tales with which she nightly postpones the Sultan's murderous intent have entered our language and our lives like no other collection of stories before or since. Sinbad, Ali Baba, Aladdin: all make their appearance in Arabian Ni
ghts' Entertainments. This edition is the only one to offer the complete text of the earliest English translation, and also provides full notes and plot summaries, especially important in a such a sprawling work of great complexity.
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Summary: The Sultan Schahriar's misguided resolution to shelter himself from the possible infidelities of his wives leads to an outbreak of barbarity in his realm and to a reign of terror in his court, stopped only by the resourceful Scheherazade. The tales with which she nightly postpones the Sultan's murderous intent have entered our language and our lives like no other collection of stories before or since. Sinbad, Ali Baba, Aladdin: all make their appearance in Arabian Nights' Entertainments. This edition is the only one to offer the complete text of the earliest English translation, and also provides full notes and plot summaries, especially important in a such a sprawling work of great complexity.
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Edition/Copyright: 95
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 03/06/2006
International: No

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