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Mod Lib Arabian Nights, The : Modern Library - Richard Burton

Mod Lib Arabian Nights, The

Modern Library

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Published: 1st September 2004
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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.

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Biographical Note
Introduction
Preface
Story of King Shahryar and His Brotherp. 3
The Tale of the Bull and the Assp. 15
The Fisherman and the Jinnip. 25
The Tale of the Ensorcelled Princep. 37
The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdadp. 47
The First Kalandar's Talep. 64
The Second Kalandar's Talep. 70
The Third Kalandar's Talep. 87
The Eldest Lady's Talep. 105
Tale of the Portressp. 113
The Tale of the Three Applesp. 124
Tale of Nur al-Din Ali and His Son Badr al-Din Hasanp. 132
Tale of Ghanim bin Ayyub, the Distraught, the Thrall o'Lovep. 178
Tale of the First Eunuch, Bukhaytp. 181
Tale of the Second Eunuch, Kafurp. 182
The Tale of the Birds and Beasts and the Carpenterp. 204
The Hermitsp. 214
The Tale of Kamar al-Zamanp. 217
Hatim of the Tribe of Tayyp. 280
The Tale of Ma'an Son of Zaidah and the Badawip. 282
The City of Many-Columned Iram and Abdullah Son of Abi Kalibahp. 284
The Sweep and the Noble Ladyp. 289
Ali the Persianp. 293
The Man Who Stole the Dish of Gold Wherein the Dog Atep. 297
The Ruined Man Who Became Rich Again Through a Dreamp. 300
The Ebony Horsep. 302
How Abu Hasan Brake Windp. 327
The Angel of Death with the Proud King and the Devout Manp. 329
Sindbad the Seaman and Sindbad the Landsmanp. 331
The First Voyage of Sindbad Hight the Seamanp. 333
The Second Voyage of Sindbad the Seamanp. 340
The Third Voyage of Sindbad the Seamanp. 347
The Fourth Voyage of Sindbad the Seamanp. 356
The Fifth Voyage of Sindbad the Seamanp. 366
The Sixth Voyage of Sindbad the Seamanp. 373
The Seventh Voyage of Sindbad the Seamanp. 382
The City of Brassp. 390
The Lady and Her Five Suitorsp. 420
Judar and His Brethrenp. 427
Julnar the Sea-Born and Her Son King Badr Basim of Persiap. 462
Khalifah the Fisherman of Baghdadp. 498
Abu Kir the Dyer and Abu Sir the Barberp. 527
The Sleeper and the Wakerp. 551
Story of the Larrikin and the Cookp. 553
Alaeddin; or, The Wonderful Lampp. 575
Ali Baba and the Forty Thievesp. 657
Ma'aruf the Cobbler and His Wife Fatimahp. 681
Conclusionp. 722
Notesp. 731
Commentaryp. 865
Reading Group Guidep. 871
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ISBN: 9780812972146
ISBN-10: 0812972147
Series: Modern Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1104
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 10.7  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1