The Arabian Nights: Tales Of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1

byRobert AnonymousTranslated byMalcolm C. Lyons, Ursula Lyons

Paperback | May 25, 2010

The Arabian Nights: Tales Of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1 by Robert Anonymous
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The most significant translation in one hundred years of one of the greatest works of world literature
From Ali Baba and the forty thieves to the voyages of Sinbad, the stories of The Arabian Nights are timeless and unforgettable. Published here in three volumes, this magnificent new edition brings these tales to life for modern readers in the first complete English translation since Richard Burton’s of the 1880s.
Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, and the next morning puts her to death. To end this brutal pattern, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king enchanting tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, of the Angel of Death and magical spirits, and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps—a sequence of stories that will last 1,001 nights, and that will save her own life.
Malcolm Lyons (co-translator) is a professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and a widely published scholar of classical Arabic literature.   Ursula Lyons (co-translator) is an emeritus fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, specializes in modern Arabic literature.   Robert Irwin (editor, introducer) is the author of T...
Title:The Arabian Nights: Tales Of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:992 pages, 7.79 X 5.11 X 1.65 inShipping dimensions:992 pages, 7.79 X 5.11 X 1.65 inPublished:May 25, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140449388

ISBN - 13:9780140449389

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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