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Arabian Nights A Selection by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  

Arabian Nights A Selection

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Arabian Nights A Selection by Sir Richard Francis Burton

Probably one of the original 'story within a story' books, Arabian Nights is a selection of stories told by a young girl on her wedding night to a prince who has sworn to kill any girl who marries him. Her clever stories serve as 'cliff-hangers' and keep him from murdering her night after night. This collection is where classic fairy tales such as Aladdin and Ali Baba and The Forty Theives come from as well as well-known moral tales and metaphors. The use of djiins, magic and an evocation of Oriental splendor makes Arabian Nights dazzle. This is a 'must read' book and the perfect counter point to western fairy tales such as Hans Christian Anderson and The Brothers Grimm .

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[A] book...that captivates in childhood, and still delights in age.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th February 2011

Author

Sir Richard Francis Burton

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780141198019

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