The Arabian Nights

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"[...]river Ganges itself, we read the praises of one of the kings of this race, who was said to be the best monarch of his time. His subjects loved him, and his neighbors feared him, and when he died he left his kingdom in a more prosperous and powerful condition than any king had done before him.
The two sons who survived him loved each other tenderly, and it was a real grief to the elder, Schahriar, that the laws of the empire forbade him to share his dominions with his brother Schahzeman. Indeed, after ten ...
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"[...]river Ganges itself, we read the praises of one of the kings of this race, who was said to be the best monarch of his time. His subjects loved him, and his neighbors feared him, and when he died he left his kingdom in a more prosperous and powerful condition than any king had done before him.
The two sons who survived him loved each other tenderly, and it was a real grief to the elder, Schahriar, that the laws of the empire forbade him to share his dominions with his brother Schahzeman. Indeed, after ten years, during which this state of things had not ceased to trouble him, Schahriar cut off the country of Great Tartary from the Persian Empire and made his brother king.
Now the Sultan Schahriar had a wife whom he loved more than all the world, and his greatest happiness was to surround her with splendour, and to give her the finest dresses and the most beautiful jewels. It was therefore with the deepest shame and sorrow that he accidentally discovered, after several years, that she had deceived him completely, and her whole conduct turned out to have been so bad, that he felt himself obliged to carry out the law of the land, and order the grand-vizir to put her to death. The blow was so heavy that his mind almost gave way, and he declared that he was quite sure that at bottom all women were as [...]".
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  • ISBN-13: 9781490913230
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 7/3/2013
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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Andrew Lang was born on March 31, 1844 in Selkirk, Scotland, the eldest of eight children. He attended Selkirk Grammar School and eventually Balliol College at Oxford.
Lang was a noted historian, critic, poet, journalist and one of the most prolific and versatile authors of his time. Writing steadily from 1863 to 1912, he is principally known for writing folklore, mythology, religion and collecting his series of twelve fairy books from 1889 to 1910.
Andrew married Leonora Blanche Alleyne in 1875. He died from angina pectoris on July 20, 1912 in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at the age of 68 and is buried at St. Andrews.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2011

    Awesome Collection!

    Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Alladin and his lamp, plust many more. It's hard to beat all these great stories in one collection. Read this one for sure!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Don't buy

    Many misspelled words and a lot of awkward language ... glad i only wasted 99¿

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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