The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights

The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights

More Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights


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

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$8.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451531483
  • 448 Pages
  • Signet
  • 18 and up

Overview

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.

Praise

“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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