1001 Arabian Nights Volume 4

1001 Arabian Nights Volume 4

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The main story concerns a Persian king and his new bride. The king, Shahryar, begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning, before she has a chance to dishonor him. Eventually the vizier, whose duty it is to provide the new brides, cannot find any more virgins. Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter, offers herself as the next bride…  See more details below

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The main story concerns a Persian king and his new bride. The king, Shahryar, begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning, before she has a chance to dishonor him. Eventually the vizier, whose duty it is to provide the new brides, cannot find any more virgins. Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter, offers herself as the next bride and her father reluctantly agrees. On the night of their marriage, Scheherazade begins to tell the king a tale, but does not end it. The king is thus forced to postpone her execution in order to hear the conclusion. The next night, as soon as she finishes the tale, she begins (and only begins) a new one, and the king, eager to hear the conclusion, postpones her execution once again. So it goes on for 1,001 nights.
Volume 4 of 4

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012841964
Publisher:
Erin Cowan
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Series:
1001 Arabian Nights
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
497,890
File size:
288 KB

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