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Tales from the Arabian Nights (Gramercy) by…

Tales from the Arabian Nights (Gramercy)

by Richard Francis Burton (Translator), Richard Burton

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This edition of The Arabian Nights features over 50 of the stories from Burton's translation and also has illustrations from the 1857 edition of the E. W. Lane translation. Burton apparently tried to give something of the flavor of the Arabic manuscript and included all the poetry and the salutations to Allah which along with the rather formal, even antique, English makes for a slow read. Also included are Burton's annotations which are sometimes interesting. Some of these stories were new to me, not having been included in versions I've read elsewhere.
  hailelib | Apr 21, 2014 |
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A selection from the original Burton translation by David Shumaker. Please do not combine with other abridgements, single volumes or complete sets.
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This retelling of the magnificent tales told by Scheherazade to the King of India in order to save her life includes such magical classics as ""Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,"" ""Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp,"" and many other favorites.

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