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The Arabian Nights' Entertainments Or the Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night

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Publisher Comments:

Full of mischief and valor, ribaldry and romance, The Arabian Nights is a work that has enthralled readers for centuries. The text presented here is that of the 1932 Modern Library edition for which Bennett A. Cerf chose the "most famous and representative" of the stories from the multivolume translation of Richard F. Burton.

The origins of The Arabian Nights are obscure. About a thousand years ago a vast number of stories in Arabic from various countries began to be brought together; only much later was the collection called The Arabian Nights or the Thousand and One Nights. All the stories are told by Shahrazad (Scheherazade), who entertains her husband, King Shahryar, whose custom it was to execute his wives after a single night. Shahrazad begins a story each night but withholds the ending until the following night, thus postponing her execution.

This selection includes many of the stories that are universally known though seldom read in this authentic form: Alaeddin; or, the Wonderful Lamp," "Sindbad the Seaman and Sindbad the Landsman," and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." These, and the tales that accompany them, make delightful reading, demonstrating, as the Modern Library noted in 1932, that Shahrazad's spell remains unbroken.

Synopsis:

A selection of the most famous and respresentative of these tales from the plain and literal translations.

About the Author

The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679602354
Editor:
Cerf, Bennett
Translator:
Burton, Richard
Translator:
Burton, Richard
Editor:
Cerf, Bennett
Author:
Burton, Richard Francis
Author:
Burton, Richard
Author:
Cerf, Bennett
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Modern Library Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
no. 1-5.0-1
Publication Date:
19970225
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
7.54x5.04x2.25 in. 1.91 lbs.

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