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Arabian Nights : The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights

Arabian Nights : The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0451525420

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ISBN13: 978-0451525420
ISBN10: 0451525426
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 91
Publisher: Signet Classics
Published: 1991
International: No

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Arabian Nights : The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0451525420

Jack Zipes and Burton Sir Richard Francis

ISBN13: 978-0451525420
ISBN10: 0451525426
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 91
Publisher: Signet Classics

Published: 1991
International: No
Summary

Bawdy and exotic, Arabian Nights, feature the wily, seductive Scheherazade, who saves her own life by telling tales of magical transformation, genies and wishes, flying carpets and fantastical journeys, terror and passion to entertain and appease the brutal King Shahryar. First introduced in the West in 1704, the stories of The Thousand and One Nights are most familiar to American readers in sanitized children's versions. This modern edition, based on Richard F. Burton's unexpurgated translation, restores the sensuality and lushness of the original Arabic. Here are the famous adventures of Sindbad, "All Baba and the Forty Thieves," and "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp." Here too are less familiar stories, such as "Prince Behram and the Princess Al-Datma," a delightful early version of The Taming of the Shrew, and "The Wily Dalilah and her Daughter Zaynab," a hilarious tale about two crafty women who put an entire city of men in their place. Intricate and imaginative, these stories-within-stories told over a thousand and one nights continue to captivate readers as they have for centuries.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Text and the Translator


The Story of King Shahryar and His Brother
The Tale of the Ox and the Donkey
The Tale of the Merchant and the Jinnee
The First Sheikh's Story
The Second Sheikh's Story
The Third Sheikh's Story
The Fisherman and the Jinnee
The Tale of King Yunan and the Sage Duban
The Tale of King Sinbad and His Falcon
The Tale of the Husband and the Parrot
The Tale of the Prince and the Ogress
The Tale of the Enchanted Prince
The Ebony Horse
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
Julnar the Mermaid and Her Son Badar Basim of Persia
The Tale About the Thief of Alexandria and
the Chief of Police
Prince Behram and the Princess Al-Datma
The Tale of the Three Apples
The Tale of Nur al-Din Ali and His Son
The Hunchback's Tale
The Christian Broker's Tale
The Steward's Tale
The Jewish Doctor's Tale
The Tailor's Tale
The Barber's Tale of Himself
The Barber's Tale of His First Brother
The Barber's Tale of His Second Brother
The Barber's Tale of His Third Brother
The Barber's Tale of His Fourth Brother
The Barber's Tale of His Fifth Brother
The Barber's Tale of His Sixth Brother
The End of the Barber's Tale
The End of the Hunchback's Tale
The Hedgehog and the Pigeons
The Tale of the Merchant and the Two Thieves
The Tale of the Thief and His Monkey
The Tale of the Foolish Weaver
The Wily Dalilah and Her Daughter Zaynab
The Tale of Judar and His Brothers
Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman
The First Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
The Fourth Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
The Sixth Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman


Conclusion: The Marriage of King Shahryar and Scheherazade
Afterword
Glossary
Bibliography

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