ARABIAN NIGHTS (Paper Mill Classics)

ARABIAN NIGHTS (Paper Mill Classics)

EDITED BY ANDREW LANG    Book Number: 88510    Product format: Paperback

The Arabian Nights are one of the world's greatest story cycles, with a romantic twist at their heart. Disillusioned with women, the Sultan Schahriar marries a new wife every day and puts her to death the next. But the intrepid Scheherazade thinks of a way to call a halt, and having married him herself begins every day with a story so fascinating that the Sultan finds he has to spare her life to get to the ending. Each story leads on from the last one, and this selection of thirty of the best includes famous narratives such as the Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, and the Adventures of Haroun-al-Raschid, Caliph of Baghdad. Less well-known stories include the tale of Sidi-Nouman, who marries a beautiful wife only to find that she is a ghoul who creeps out at night to prey on the dead. When he confronts her she turns him into a dog, but he is restored and turns her into a horse with the help of a mother and daughter who use their magic arts for good. The lesson for the Sultan is that humans have a choice between good and evil. 335pp, soft-to-the-touch softback in imitation leather and gold tooling, pagemarker.
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ISBN 9781774021644
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