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Arabian Nights (Collins Classics)

Arabian Nights (Collins Classics)

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by Sir Richard Burton
     
 

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘“For,” said he, “there never was nor is there one chaste woman upon the face of earth.”’A collection of Persian, Arabian and Indian tales dating from the 9th century, Sir Richard Burton’s most well-known translation of Arabian Nights brings

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘“For,” said he, “there never was nor is there one chaste woman upon the face of earth.”’A collection of Persian, Arabian and Indian tales dating from the 9th century, Sir Richard Burton’s most well-known translation of Arabian Nights brings together ancient folklore and stories passed down from generation to generation.Featuring tales about love, history, tragedy and comedy as well as fables and fairy tales, this edition remains a well-loved collection of exotic and evocative stories. Fantastical and curious customs are bought to life by Burton’s translation in stories such as ‘The Lovers of Bassorah’, ‘The Concubine of Al-Maamun’ and ‘The Hunchback’s Tale’.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007480890
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Series:
Collins Classics
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
392,614
File size:
532 KB

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The Arabian Nights 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
KathrynWhite More than 1 year ago
This version of the classic collection of stories is a big old mess. It is basically a solid block of text. There aren't any meaningful divisions between stories at all, and it's a monster pain in the rear to read. I am looking for another version now, as this one is intensely unreadable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an all around terrible format for the nook... it's hard to go from story to story
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is great tale that broadens your veiw of the large world that we live in. It gives you a cultural idea of how the eastern people communicated and lived through their story telling.
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The arabian nughts are mesmeruzing
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I have actually heard of this book but once i got a preivew of it the book was actually very very boring in my opinion
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alexphilAU More than 1 year ago
Arabian Nights is a collection of stories-short stories of sort-that was told to a King in the East so the storyteller can escape or prolong death which was actually a punishment for a misdeed done. These stories were told at night tot he king, thus, Arabian nights. The storyteller ends everytime morning came and the king, went to bed. These stories are a mammoth of events that happened in the Middle East some years back. They are magical and fairy tale like. I have not read these stories seriously before, until lately when I got a god copy of the book in electronic form. My favorite is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the grandest of them all. I also like The Flying Carpet. For those who like a glimpse of Middle eastern culture and literature, these stories is the best!!!
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