The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

by Andrew Lang


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In the chronicles of the ancient dynasty of the Sassanidae, who reigned for about four hundred years, from Persia to the borders of China, beyond the great river Ganges itself, we read the praises of one of the kings of this race, who was said to be the best monarch of his time. His subjects loved him, and his neighbors feared him, and when he died he left his kingdom in a more prosperous and powerful condition than any king had done before him.

The two sons who survived him loved each other tenderly, and it was a real grief to the elder, Schahriar, that the laws of the empire forbade him to share his dominions with his brother Schahzeman. Indeed, after ten years, during which this state of things had not ceased to trouble him, Schahriar cut off the country of Great Tartary from the Persian Empire and made his brother king.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781721770502
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 287,054
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

•He was born on March 31, 1844, in Selkirk, Scotland, to John Lang, the town clerk of Selkirk, and his wife Jane Plenderleath Sellar. He was eldest of the eight siblings.

•He grew up in the scenic locale of Selkirk, a beautiful landscape that inspired in him a love for the outdoors, listening to and reading the tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert the Bruce. His idyllic childhood gave roots to a lifelong fascination with folklores and fairy tales.

•He received his early education from Selkirk Grammar School and then enrolled at the Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews University. Subsequently he also attended Balliol College, Oxford.

•He was a bright student with an innate love for reading. He was also a gifted writer and poet.

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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¿