Now in paperback: the best-loved tales from the acclaimed new translation
This is the essential one-volume edition of The Arabian Nights, abridged from the celebrated new three-volume translation. Included are the timeless and unforgettable stories of Aladdin, Ali Baba and the forty thieves, Sinbad the Sailor, and many others, in a handy companion to the landmark translation described a “the most ambitious and thorough” by The Guardian (London).
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About Tales from 1,001 Nights
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.