The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

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3.9
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The Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang

Published:

1898

Pages:

277

ISBN:

0375756752

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The Arabian Nights

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3.9
(20 Reviews)
A medieval Middle-Eastern literary epic which tells the story of Scheherazade, a Sassanid Queen, who must relate a series of stories to her malevolent husband, the King, to delay her execution. The stories are told over a period of one thousand and one nights, and every night she ends the story with a suspenseful situation, forcing the King to keep her alive for another day. The individual stories were created over many centuries, by many people and in many styles, and they have become famous in their own right.

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ed home his wife and children received him with the greatest joy. But instead of embracing them he began to weep so bitterly that they soon guessed that something terrible was the matter.

"Tell us, I pray you," said his wife, "what has happened."

"Alas!" answered her husband, "I have only a year to live."

Then he told them what had passed between him and the genius, and how he had given his word to return at the end of a year to be killed. When they heard this sad news they were in despair, and wept much.

The next day the merchant began to settle his affairs, and first of all to pay his debts. He gave presents to his friends, and large alms to the poor. He set his slaves at liberty, and provided for his wife and children. The year soon passed away, and he was obliged to depart. When he tried to say good-bye he was quite overcome with grief, and with difficulty tore himself away. At length he reached the place where he had first seen the genius, on the very day that he had appointed

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as an arab, (THIS BOOK IS ARABIAN NOT PERSIAN) i love this book. i remember as a child, when trying to sleep my grandmother would tell me one of these stories, so reading the book reminded me of my grandmum. GOD, if you didnt like this book than your are just wierd, and if it was confusing than your stupid cuz i got it and im only 16
Nealtwins
It is somehow difficult because it has been manipulated by arabs.
The story is originally Persian.But understandable.
This book was confusing to read, either through the efforts of my teacher or Lang. The stories skipped from one to the next with impunity, confusing even the most clever mind. However, it was an interesting tale (or tales!).
Shehrezed shed a blood
Virgin ! Mourn not
You've shed a thousand drops
And no tears
sorry! We have cried,
We lamented a cowardice
You've shed a tear
How miserable we are!
One of the most historical books to be
remembered.

1001 from breath-taking tales, very
brached & connected tales processed in much
simple way to understand

I guess that no one will regret the time
spent in reading this wholesome book