The Arabian Nights

by Robert Irwin (Notes by, Introduction by); Ursula Lyons (Translator); Penguin Books Staff; Malcolm C. Lyons (Translator)

$29.95

ISBN
9780140449389
FORMAT
Paperback
NUMBER OF PAGES
1008

Product Description

Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her the next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king stories of adventure, love, riches and wonder – tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights.
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