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The Arabian nights : tales of 1001 nights

Author: M C Lyons; U Lyons
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2010.
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Every night, the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her the next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king stories of adventure, love, riches and wonder. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M C Lyons; U Lyons
ISBN: 9780140449389 0140449388 0140449396 9780140449396 014044940X 9780140449402
OCLC Number: 619879099
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Runner-up for Literary Award (Translation) 2011
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. Nights 1 to 294 --
v. 2. Nights 295 to 719 --
v. 3. Nights 719 to 1001.
Other Titles: Arabian nights.
Responsibility: translated by Malcolm C. Lyons, with Ursula Lyons ; introduced and annotated by Robert Irwin.

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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,  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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