The Arabian Nights by Richard Burton & A.S. Byatt
Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Modern Library Classics)

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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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Richard Burton & A.S. Byatt

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Sir Richard F. Burton (1821–90) was a British explorer and writer. His translation of The Arabian Nights remains a classic.Margot Anand, an internationally acclaimed teacher of Tantra, is the author of many bestselling books, among them Sexual Ecstasy: The Art of Orgasm and The Art of Everyday Ecstasy. She lives in California.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published November 1, 1999 by Signet Classic. 432 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Fiction

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