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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights Volume 2

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights is the classic collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age.The series seized readers’ imaginations as soon as translations first appeared in the 18th century.

The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights is the classic collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age.

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.

Robert Irwin (Introducer), Malcolm Lyons (Translator)

Imprint: Penguin Classics

Published: 04/02/2010

ISBN: 9780140449396

Length: 896 Pages

Dimensions: 198mm x 38mm x 129mm

Weight: 609g

In 1946, Penguin Classics was launched with E. V. Rieu’s million copy-selling translation of The Odyssey, on the understanding that there was an eager audience for accessible translations of classic works.

Since then, the series has grown to include nearly 3,000 of the greatest and most significant works written, spanning two-and-a-half millennia and representing every corner of the globe.

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