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Other titlesTales from the thousand and one nights, Thousand and one nights
StatementTr. by Edward William Lane, rev. by Stanley Lane-Poole, with introd. and notes
SeriesHarvard classics -- v. 16, Harvard classics -- v. 16
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Pagination441 p.
Number of Pages441
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Open LibraryOL14717237M

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It is entitled nights because it took nights for the maiden to tell all her stories. In every night the maiden narrates her story to the king, it has always a sequel. In this period of time, maybe the wise maiden thought it would be enough the change the heart of the rude king, to teach him how to trust and love again.

“One Thousand and One Nights” is an Arab book of stories that contains legends, stories, anecdotes and others. There are many stories written in verse and characterized like art. There are many dialogues and monologs, Turkish loanwords and archaism. One Thousand and One Nights - Complete Arabian Nights Collection (Delphi Classics) (Series Six Book 12) - Kindle edition by Burton, Richard Francis, Payne, John, Lang, Andrew, Scott, Jonathan.

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The Thousand and One Nights, collection of largely Middle Eastern and Indian stories of uncertain date and authorship. Its tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and Sindbad the Sailor have almost become part of Western folklore, though these were added to the collection only in the 18th century in European adaptations.

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Erotic, brutal, witty and poetic, One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by the young Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar. Maddened by the discovery of his wife's orgies, King Shahrayar believes all women are unfaithful and vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning/5.

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The Emperor brought some of his best men to write her stories down and today they are known under the name “One Thousand and One Nights“.

Genre: story. Place: sea and islands. Time: undefined but it is assumed that it’s summer because they mention certain fruits. Book Summary.

A Sea of Stories. The Arabian Nights, Scheherazade, Aladdin, “Open sesame!”, Sinbad the sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: many Americans are familiar with parts of The Thousand and One Nights —or they think they are. In truth, many of the most familiar stories today were not in the original collection of ancient stories, but were introduced less than years ago by.

For this revised edition of The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night all names of persons and places and all Arabic words retained in the text have, where necessary, been compared with and corrected by Macnaghten’s Calcutta Edition of the original (– 42).

As the object of the present translation was in the first place, andFile Size: 2MB. Rise to Riches. Many of the Arabian Nights stories tell of men who rise from poverty to wealth and prosperity. This is evident through Aladdin of "Aladdin's Lamp," Ali Baba of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and Sinbad in "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor," among others.

In each of these stories, the protagonist begins with very little to show for himself, but manages to rise. Stories From The Thousand And One Nights (The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) () About book: The tales told by Shahrazad over a thousand and one nights to delay her execution by the vengeful King Shahriyar have become among the most popular in both Eastern and Western literature.

From the epic adventures of "Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp" to the. One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar.

Maddened by the discovery of his wife's orgies, King Shahrayar vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. To survive, his newest wife Shahrazad spins a web of tales each night, leaving the King in suspense when morning 4/5(3).

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by Lane-Poole, Poole, Harvey, and Lane - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. Unit 13 The Thousand and One Nights Shahrazad must hold the interest of her despotic husband the sultan with nightly tales, lest she lose her life in the morning.

This wellspring of storytelling, circulating from medieval Persia to Egypt to Iraq, like its wily raconteur lives on in. Stories from the Arabian Nights () In he was commissioned by the Folio Society to illustrate two volumes of The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night.

The Arabian Nights /One Thousand and One Nights/ Notes: This book holds some of the folktales form the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Selected and edited by Andrew Lang, these folktales are simplified and shortened, making them more suitable for children.

The Book of One Thousand and One Nights is an old cycle (or group) of stories that mostly come from Arabia and Persia, and a few also from India, Central Asia and these stories were later collected together. There are different layers of the stories: Uppermost is the story of Queen Scheherazade who needs to entertain her husband, the Sultan or King Sheheryar, or she.

The stories are told over a period of one thousand and one nights, and every night she ends the story with a suspenseful situation, forcing the King to keep her alive for another day.

The individual stories were created over many centuries, by many people and in many styles, and they have become famous in their own right/5(20). Gathered and passed down over the centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate.

They are related by the beautiful, wise, young Shahrazad, who gives herself up to. The story collection known as The Thousand and One Nights has long been considered a treasure-house of literary styles and genres—not surprising because it was compiled over a period of several centuries, and it incorporates material from Arab, Persian, Turkish, Greek, and Indian sources.

Medieval audiences enjoyed a good scare as much as anybody, so—mixed in. Document Type: Book: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 21 cm. Contents: Nights The story of the merchant and the jinni. One Thousand and One Nights re-imagines 19 tales from the classic story about young Queen Shahrazad's efforts to save herself from a brutal husband.

It focuses on the female characters at the. Arabian nights. Stories from the Thousand and one nights (The Arabian nights' entertainments). New York: P.F. Collier & Son, [©] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Edward William Lane; Stanley Lane-Poole.

The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 01 ANONYMOUS (-), translated by Richard Francis BURTON ( - ) This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, vol4 Richard Francis Burton One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries.

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The One Thousand and One Nights show, in a way, a role for literature. Stories guide you through life, and have the power to make you more human. Stories guide you through life, and have the power. A magical journey, at night - from Alwyn’s copy of the Arabian Nights.

Photograph: Alwyn Hamilton The western fascination with the Thousand And One Nights isn’t a unique phenomenon to one day. One Thousand and One Nights () The movie “One Thousand and One Nights” tells the story of Aladdin, who is a water vendor and traveled far and wide to get to Baghdad to obtain happiness.

There he met Miriam, a girl who was being sold to the men. Aladdin snatched Miriam away from a minister’s son who wanted him arrested.

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