The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

by Andrew Lang

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Overview

In this book “The Arabian Nights” are translated from the French version of Monsieur Galland, who dropped out the poetry and a great deal of what the Arabian authors thought funny, though it seems wearisome to us. In this book the stories are shortened here and there, and omissions are made of pieces only suitable for Arabs and old gentlemen. The translations are by the writers of the tales in the Fairy Books, and the pictures are by Mr. Ford.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015503203
Publisher: Pinnacle Technology
Publication date: 02/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 199
File size: 1 MB

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The Arabian Nights 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Alladin and his lamp, plust many more. It's hard to beat all these great stories in one collection. Read this one for sure!
LCoale1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what I was getting into when I started reading this book. I had heard a few references to the Arabian Nights, mainly that it was a highly scandalous book. That's it. So, of course, I had to read it. Arabian Nights is a book of Arabian fairy tales. There's genii (singular = genius. that'll save you confusion later) in basically every story. But, when I started reading, I couldn't stop. Arabian fairy tales are nothing like those of the West [despite what the preface says]. They're awesome! I would definitely recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting. Well wrirren.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many misspelled words and a lot of awkward language ... glad i only wasted 99¿