Book :: The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights

The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
By: Richard Burton
Pages: 1049
Genre(s): Fantasy
Short Stories
Mythology
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Drawing from the famous translation of Sir Richard Burton, "The Arabian Nights" is a selection of the voluminous "One Thousand and One Nights", a collection of ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian literature. Many readers will recognize the more famous of these tales: "Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" and "The Seven Voyages of...

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Portia Portia

Mar 10th, 2017

Fede Fede

May 9th, 2016

Caro60 Caro60

Despite the usually unattractive portrayal of women in the tales, I really enjoyed reading them. They are usually fairly moralistic tales where the 'hero' is usually saved by some fantastical intervention. I am, however, still looking for where open sesame is linked to these stories!

Jun 7th, 2015

kum kum

Mar 2nd, 2014

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