The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

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Overview

No library's complete without the classics! This edition collects the beloved tales of Arabian Nights, translated by Sir Richard Burton.

They are ancient stories, but they still enchant our imaginations today. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Sinbad the Sailor. Aladdin. These and the other Middle Eastern stories collected in Arabian Nights are delightful, fascinating, and fun for fans and first-time readers alike. A scholarly introduction provides new information and context for these well-known stories. Arabian Nights is a compelling look at a long-gone culture–and the perfect addition to any home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607108719
Publisher: Canterbury Classics
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Series: Leather-bound Classics
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 750
Sales rank: 718,883
Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an renown British explorer, writer, translator, and linguist who is best known for his travels within Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Of his many achievements, one of his most recognizable contributions is a translation of One Thousand and One Nights, also commonly known as The Arabian Nights.
Kenneth C. Mondschein has a Ph.D in history from Fordham University (defense passed December 18, 2009). His expertise is in Western history from antiquity to the present, with a specializations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, global expansion and colonization, and the history of science and technology. He also holds a Master of Arts in History from Boston University.

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The Arabian Nights 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is great tale that broadens your veiw of the large world that we live in. It gives you a cultural idea of how the eastern people communicated and lived through their story telling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The arabian nughts are mesmeruzing
xicanti on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sir Richard Burton's translation presents a nice selection of the stories. He's chosen many of the most popular tales, (including Aladdin), plus a large number of lesser-known - but still highly entertaining - stories. His translations are perhaps a tad colonial, but in most cases I found that he managed to capture that Arabian feel pretty nicely.I do have one major complaint with Burton's work, though: he hasn't paragraphed at all. As a result, this book is a very slow read. It doesn't flow nearly as well as it should, and it's difficult to stop in the middle of what are sometimes very long stories. Still, the mass market paperback edition is very reasonably priced, and it's a rewarding collection if you can manage to wade through it.
Anansi_in_Texas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
**** The Thousand and One Nights is one of the great story collections of world literature. I fault this volume partly because some of Burton's choices of language are obscure and partly because what I really want is the entire work, not just a selected set of stories.
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alexphilAU More than 1 year ago
Arabian Nights is a collection of stories-short stories of sort-that was told to a King in the East so the storyteller can escape or prolong death which was actually a punishment for a misdeed done. These stories were told at night tot he king, thus, Arabian nights. The storyteller ends everytime morning came and the king, went to bed. These stories are a mammoth of events that happened in the Middle East some years back. They are magical and fairy tale like. I have not read these stories seriously before, until lately when I got a god copy of the book in electronic form. My favorite is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the grandest of them all. I also like The Flying Carpet. For those who like a glimpse of Middle eastern culture and literature, these stories is the best!!!
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