The Arabian nights : tales of 1001 nights. Volume 3, Nights 719 to 2001 / translated by Malcolm C. Lyons with Ursula Lyons ; introduced and annotated by Robert Irwin.
Contributor(s): Lyons, M. C. (Malcolm Cameron) | Lyons, U. (Ursula) | Irwin, Robert.Material type: BookSeries: Penguin classics.Publisher: London : Penguin, 2010, c2008Description: xx, 855 p. : maps ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780140449402.Other title: Tales of 1001 nights.Uniform titles: Arabian nights. English Subject(s): Tales -- Arabian Peninsula | Arabs -- Folklore | Fables, Arabic | Legends -- Arab countriesDDC classification: 398.20953
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Translated from the Arabic.
Machine generated contents note: The Arabian Nights: Nights 295 to 719 -- Glossary -- Maps -- The `Abbasid Caliphate in the Ninth Century -- Baghdad in the Ninth Century -- Cairo in the Fourteenth Century.
When the beautiful Shahrazad gives herself to the bloody-handed King Shahriyar, she is not expected to survive beyond dawn. But using all her wit and guile, she begins a sequence of stories that will last 1001 nights: stories of jinns and blind men, warriors and princesses, viziers and magical palaces, and wonderful talking birds. This volume also includes the well-known tales of Sindbad the Sailor --
Along with this landmark new translation, Robert Irwin's introduction examines the history and provenance of the Nights, the different uses of the works - from ethnographic source to storytelling celebration - and the varied translations through the years. This edition also contains a glossary and maps. --Book Jacket.