Tales from the Arabian Nights

Tales from the Arabian Nights

by Richard Francis Burton

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Magic and marvels await you in Tales from the Arabian Nights, a collection of twenty of the best-known stories from the book that western readers have known for over three centuries as The Arbian Nights. First collected nearly a thousand years ago, these folktales are presented as narratives that crafty Scheharazade tells her husband, Shahryar, the King of Persia, over a thousand-and-one consecutive nights, to pique his interest for the next evening's entertainment and thereby save her life. Among them are some of the best-known legends of eastern storytelling, including the tales "Sinbad the Sailor," "Aladdin and His Magic Lamp," and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." This collection features the classic translation by Sir Richard Burton, published between 1884 and 1886. In these fantastic adventures, humans cower before monstrous Jinni, the incautious are prey to ravenous Ghouls, flying carpets transport riders to magic realms, hidden caverns yield caches of precious jewels and coins, and wishes are magically granted. The just are rewarded, the evil are punished, the poor are enriched, the lost are found, and lovers marry their perfect mates.

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ISBN-13: 9781435166578
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 07/24/2017
Series: Amazing Values Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 482,696
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was known for many endeavors, including his explorations of Asia and Africa as well as his comprehensive language skills. His complete and unexpurgated English translation of Arabian Nights in the 1880s continues to be lauded.

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FateIsInTheCards More than 1 year ago
A wondrous day to day read, whether a story every night or full straight! The characters are fleshed out and interesting, with so many twists and turns! You do have to pay attention to this book, or you'll get lost fairly quick!