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Tales from 1001 Arabian Nights

by Richard F. Burton

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My mother's copy. ( )
  pussreboots | Sep 4, 2014 |
Good but repetitive. I'm sure the translation probably makes a big difference here. I tried 2 different translations, and one was definitely more entertaining than the other. ( )
  readingrat | Aug 21, 2009 |
"Tales from 1001 Arabian Nights:
In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful…
Towering from the Land of the Orient come the immortal classical stories;
These tales comprise of fantasy and a whimsical plot arrangement, the story goes thus:
Shahryar, king of India, inflamed with jealousy by his wife's infidelity and wanton ways, executes her. After which he resolves to take revenge on all womankind. Hence, each night after having betrothed a beautiful girl, kills her the next morning.
A stage comes when there is no eligible woman left for him (with many having fled his kingdom) except the daughter of his Wazir, Shahrazad. The Wazir, having no choice, gives his daughter to King Shahryar.
Shahrazad, a beautiful but shrewd girl, learns of the king's fondness for enchanting stories. Thus, she begins telling him one every night, keeping the climax in abeyance. Eager to know the outcome of the story's ending, King Shahryar condones the killing everyday. Eventually, after a thousand and one nights, King Shahryar is cured of his euphoria, and Shahrazad in turn bears him three children.
Having its origin in India, Persia and Arabia and in the tradition of the Panchatantra and Jataka Tales, these exciting tales of adventure and suspense will sweep you into the exotic and wonderful world of romance and magic carpets, genie and jinn. Here we have the evergreen classics of Sinbad the Sailor, Alaeddin and his Wonderful Lamp, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Caliph Harun Al-Rashid and many, many more of the choicest tales, making this memorable book a treasure and a collector's item, to be read again and again."
  rajendran | Jul 6, 2006 |
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origin in India, Persia and Arabia - exciting tales of adventure and suspense - the exotic and wonderful world of romance and magic carpets, genie and jinn. Table of Contents PART I Introduction STORY OF KING SHAHRYAR AND HIS BROTHER Tale of the Bull and the Ass TALES OF THE TRADER AND THE JINNI The First Shaykh's Story The Second Shaykh's Story The Third Shaykh's Story THE FISHERMAN AND THE JINNI Tale of the Wazir and the Sage Duban Story of King Sindibad and his falcon Tale of the Husband and the Parrot Tale of the Prince and the Ogress Tale of the Ensorcelled Prince THE PORTER AND THE THREE LADIES OF BAGHDAD The First Kalandar's Tale The Second kalandar's Tale Tale of the Envier and the Envied The Third Kalandar's Tale The Eldest Lady's Tale Tale of the Portress Conclusion of The Story of the Porter and Three Ladies TALES OF THE THREE APPLES TALES OF NUR AL-DIN ALI AND HIS SON THE HUNCHBACK'S TALE The Nazarene Broker's Story The Reeve's Tale Tales of the Jewish Doctor Tale of the Tailor The Barber's Tale of Himself The Barber's Tale of his First - Sixth Brother The End of the Tailor's Tale THE EBONY HORSE SINDBAD THE SEAMAN AND SINDBAD THE LANDSMANN The First - Seventh Voyage of Sindbad the Seaman JULNAR THE SEA-BORN AND HER SON KING BADR BASIM OF PERSIA Conclusion PART II THE TALE OF ZAYN AL-ASNAM ALAEDDIN ; OR, WONDERFUL LAMP KHUDADAD AND HIS BROTHERS History of the Princess of Daryabar THE CALIPH'S NIGHT ADVENTURE The History of the Blind Man, Baba Abdullah History of Sidi Nu'uman History of Khawajah Hasan Al-Habbal ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES PRINCE AHMAD AND THE FAIRY PERI-BANU THE TWO SISTERS WHO ENVIED THEIR CADETTE

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