One Thousand and One Nights

One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar.

Author: Hanan Al-Shaykh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408826713

Category: Fiction

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One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar. Maddened by the discovery of his wife's orgies, King Shahrayar vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. To survive, his newest wife Shahrazad spins a web of tales each night, leaving the King in suspense when morning comes, prolonging her life for another day. Gathered from India, Persia and across the great Arab empire, these mesmerising stories tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. Retold by Hanan al-Shaykh, One Thousand and One Nights are revealed in an intoxicating new voice.

Arabian Nights in 16 volumes

Originating in Persian, Indian, and Arabic sources as far back as the ninth century AD, this collection of bawdy tales-which Burton was the first to bring to English readers in uncensored form-has exerted incalculable influence on modern ...

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Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781605206073

Category: Literary Collections

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Notorious for the delight he took in tweaking the sexual taboos of the Victorian age-as well as the delight he took in the resulting shock of his bashful peers-British adventurer, linguist, and author CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) is perhaps best remembered for his unexpurgated translation of the Eastern classic The One Thousand and One Nights, more famously known today as The Arabian Nights. Originating in Persian, Indian, and Arabic sources as far back as the ninth century AD, this collection of bawdy tales-which Burton was the first to bring to English readers in uncensored form-has exerted incalculable influence on modern literature. It represents one of the earliest examples of a framing story, as young Shahrazad, under threat of execution by the King, postpones her death by regaling him with these wildly entertaining stories over the course of 1,001 nights. The stories themselves feature early instances of sexual humor, satire and parody, murder mystery, horror, and even science fiction. Burton's annotated 16-volume collection, as infamous as it is important, was first published between 1885 and 1888, and remains an entertainingly naughty read. Volume XV-the fifth volume of Burton's Supplemental Nights-includes: [ "History of the Lovers of Syria" [ "The Loves of Al-Hayfa and Yusuf" [ "The Three Princes of China" [ "The Goodwife of Cairo and Her Four Gallants" [ "The Gatekeeper of Cairo and the Cunning She-Thief" [ "The Fellah and His Wicked Wife" [ "The Woman Who Humoured Her Lover At Her Husband's Expense" [ appendices and notes [ and more.

The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night

The first of four volumes accurately translating the wonderful tales of the Arabian Nights. The Thousand Nights and One Night is familiar to most of us through the Tales of the Arabian Nights.

Author: Joseph Charles Mardrus

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415045391

Category: Literary Criticism

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This first of four volumes accurately translating the wonderful tales of the Arabian nights.

One Thousand and One Nights Complete Arabian Nights Collection Delphi Classics

The exotic tales of the Arabian Nights have charmed and delighted readers across the world for almost a millennia.

Author: Richard Francis Burton

Publisher: Delphi Classics

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 8974

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The exotic tales of the Arabian Nights have charmed and delighted readers across the world for almost a millennia. The collection features hundreds of magical Middle Eastern and Indian stories, including the famous first appearances of Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sindbad the Sailor. This eBook presents a comprehensive collection of translations of ‘One Thousand and One Nights’, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ * Concise introductions to the translations * 5 different translations, with individual contents tables * Features Burton’s seminal 16 volume translation * Excellent formatting of the texts * Some tales are illustrated with their original artwork * Features Edward William Lane’s guide to ARABIAN SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE AGES – the perfect accompaniment to reading ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS JONATHAN SCOTT 1811 TRANSLATION JOHN PAYNE 1884 TRANSLATION RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON 1885 TRANSLATION ANDREW LANG 1885 TRANSLATION JULIA PARDOE 1857 ADAPTATION The Guide ARABIAN SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE AGES by Edward William Lane Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Arabian Nights

These tales, including Alaeddin; or, the Wonderful Lamp, Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, have entered into the popular imagination, demonstrating that Shahrazad's spell remains unbroken.

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Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0375756752

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever. This volume reproduces the 1932 Modern Library edition, for which Bennett A. Cerf chose the most famous and representative stories from Sir Richard F. Burton's multivolume translation, and includes Burton's extensive and acclaimed explanatory notes. These tales, including Alaeddin; or, the Wonderful Lamp, Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, have entered into the popular imagination, demonstrating that Shahrazad's spell remains unbroken.

The Thousand and One Nights

In this book, Muhsin Mahdi, whose critical edition of the text brought so much praise, explores the complex literary history of the "Nights," bringing to fruition the search for the archetype that constituted the core of the surviving ...

Author: M. S. Mahdi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004102043

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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Almost three centuries have passed since the oldest manuscript of "The Thousand and One Nights" arrived in Europe. Since then, the "Nights" have occupied the minds of scholars world-wide, in particular the questions of origin, composition, language and literary form. In this book, Muhsin Mahdi, whose critical edition of the text brought so much praise, explores the complex literary history of the "Nights," bringing to fruition the search for the archetype that constituted the core of the surviving editions, and treating the fascinating story of the growth of the collection of stories that we now know as "The Thousand and One Nights,"

One Thousand and One Nights

The Arab world's greatest folk stories re-imagined by the acclaimed Lebanese novelist Hanan al-Shaykh.

Author: Ḥanān Shaykh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408827765

Category: Arabian nights

Page: 288

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The Arab world's greatest folk stories re-imagined by the acclaimed Lebanese novelist Hanan al-Shaykh.

One Thousand and One Nights

Sehara meets Sultan Shazaman and discovers that his brother's distrust of women comes not only from Fatima's betrayal but also from his mother's traumatic death.

Author: JinSeok Jeon

Publisher: Yen Press

ISBN: 0759528748

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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Sehara meets Sultan Shazaman and discovers that his brother's distrust of women comes not only from Fatima's betrayal but also from his mother's traumatic death. And while Sehara is away, Shahyar continues to play his dangerous game with another girl. Will Sehera's next night story be enough to stop the Sultan's wicked ways?