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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 01: Nights 1 to 294 (Penguin Classics)

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Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales 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's outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights.

About the Author

Malcolm Lyons, sometime Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and a life Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, is a specialist in the field of classical Arabic literature. His published works include the biography Saladin, the Politics of the Holy War, The Arabian Epic, Identification and Identity in Classical Arabic Poetry and many articles on Arabic literature.

Ursula Lyons, formerly an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Cambridge University and, since 1976, an Emeritus Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, specializes in modern Arabic literature.

Robert Irwin is the author of For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and Their Enemies, The Middle East in the Middle Ages, The Arabian Nights: A Companion and numerous other specialized studies of Middle Eastern politics, art and mysticism. His novels include The Limits of Vision, The Arabian Nightmare, The Mysteries of Algiers and Satan Wants Me.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449389
Author:
Lyons, Malcolm C.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
With:
Lyons, Ursula
Translator:
Lyons, Ursula
Translator:
Lyons, Malcolm
Introduction by:
Irwin, Robert
Introduction:
Irwin, Robert
Author:
Irwin, Robert
Author:
Anonymous
Author:
Lyons, Ursula
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
Volume 1
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
7.84x5.04x1.66 in. 1.49 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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