Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

by Richard Francis Burton


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The following text has been drawn from Sir Richard Burton's exhaustive translation of "The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night", more commonly known as "The Arabian Nights". The story of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" is one of the more popular of those found in "The Arabian Nights" collection. It tells the story of Ali Baba who while chopping wood in the forest discovers the secret hiding place for the treasure of a band of forty thieves. The treasure is sealed in a magic cave which opens by the command "open simsim", or "open sesame". This classic tale is presented here in this edition in its original and unexpurgated form.

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ISBN-13: 9781420931945
Publisher: Neeland Media
Publication date: 02/17/2009
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer, author, translator, linguist, and orientalist. Though he published over forty books and countless articles during his life, only two were original works. He is best known for his translations, in particular his translations of One Thousand and One Nights and The Kama Sutra.

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