The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night -- Volume 02

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night -- Volume 02

by Richard F. Burton

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Overview

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (1885), is a celebrated English language translation of One Thousand and One Nights (the “Arabian Nights”) – a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age (8th−13th centuries) – by the British explorer and Arabist Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890). (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783958648821
Publisher: Otbebookpublishing
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Series: Classics To Go
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 255
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sir Richard Francis Burton; (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was an English explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat. He was famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented journey to Mecca, in disguise at a time when Europeans were forbidden access on pain of death; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights (commonly called The Arabian Nights in English after early translations of Antoine Galland's French version); the publication of the Kama Sutra in English; and a journey with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. (Wikipedia)

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