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Stories from the Thousand and One Nights…

Stories from the Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights'…

by Charles William Eliot (Editor)

Other authors: Edward William Lane (Translator), Stanley Lane-Poole (Translation revision), Stanley Lane-Poole

Series: Harvard Classics (Volume 16)

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The French scholar Galland discovered the Arabic story-book and translated it in the early 1700's. The authors, dates and places of the original tales and their compilation are unknown.[3]

Shahrazad is the beautiful and clever narrator, although most of the characters are sheykhs, jinni's and kings conjuring with each other's frailties.
  keylawk | Nov 7, 2007 |
The title says it all, really. Name translations are very old, the whole work and its style are very scholarly, and one gets the sense that here is an English book and retelling that reads like classical Arabic. That, and the stories, which are of the quality and variety that we justifiably associate with the Arabian Nights; recommended, though perhaps only for the strong of reading ability. ( )
  ex_ottoyuhr | Nov 25, 2006 |
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Eliot, Charles WilliamEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lane, Edward WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lane-Poole, StanleyTranslation revisionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lane-Poole, Stanleysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The Harvard Classics STORIES FROM THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS is a selection from the Edward William Lane translation. (Charles William Eliot was the Harvard Classics series editor, while Stanley Lane-Poole was Lane's nephew, who annotated later editions of Lane's translation.) This work should not be combined with the complete Edward Lane translation, or with other translations/adaptations. Thank you.
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