The Arabian Nights, Volume II

The Arabian Nights, Volume II

More Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights

Introduction by: John Barth
Translator: Richard Francis Burton
Adapted by: Jack Zipes

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451531483
  • 448 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


Volume two in a collection of tales representing distinctive genres- from fairy tales to erotica-revealing the customs and societies in the medieval Middle East, as told by the mythic Sheherazade.


“A magnificent, unexpurgated edition of the greatest collection of folk tales in the world . . . The Arabian Nights is not a book to be read in a week. It is an ocean of stories to be dipped into over a lifetime. And this new Penguin edition is the one to have.”
-The Sunday Times (London)

“The translation . . . ought to become the standard one for the present century.”
-The Times Literary Supplement

“These magnificent volumes are the most ambitious and thorough translation into English of The Arabian Nights since the age of Queen Victoria and the British Empire.”
-The Guardian

“This new translation of the world’s greatest collection of folk stories restores their colour and verve.”
-The Sunday Times (London)
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