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Tales from 1,001 Nights: Aladdin, Ali Baba and Other Favorites
Penguin Classics Hardcover / 2011 / Hardcover
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"This is not a book to be read in a week. It is an ocean of stories to be dipped into over a lifetime. And this new Penguin edition is the one to have." -The Sunday Times (London)
Every night for three years, the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin and executes her the next morning. To save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches, and wonder-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 genies trapped in lamps. A sequence of stories to last 1,001 nights. With a new cover designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Tales from 1,001 Nights is a magnificent collection of some of the world's best-loved tales.
Malcolm C. Lyons is a professor of Arabic at Cambridge and a widely published scholar of classical Arabic literature.
Ursula Lyons is an emeritus fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and a specialist in modern Arabic literature.
Robert Irwin is the author of The Arabian Nights: A Companion as well as numerous other studies of Middle Eastern politics, art, and mysticism.
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