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Scheherazade's wit saves her life as she-night after night for 1,001 nights-tells the Shah stories he's eager to hear finished. Her tales comprise this classic collection of Arabian and Persian folktales that feature Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin, and Sinbad the Sailor.
This Penguin Hardcover classic features cover art of a man on a flying carpet over a Middle Eastern scene imprinted in light blue over a darker blue background. Blue ribbon marker included. 496 pages, cloth-bound hardcover. 6.25" x 9.5"
Number of Pages: 528
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2011
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
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.
Malcolm Lyons is a life Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. His published works include the biography Saladin, The Politics of the Holy War, The Arabian Epic and Identification and Identity in Classical Arabic Poetry. Ursula Lyons is Emeritus Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and specialises 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 and The Arabian Nights: A Companion. His novels include The Limits of Vision, The Arabian Nightmare, The Mysteries of Algiers and Satan Wants Me.
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