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Tales from the thousand and one nights

Tales from the thousand and one nights

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Published by Book Club Associates in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, Allen Lane, 1974.

Statementtranslated with an introduction by N.J. Dawood.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14235569M

The Origins of the Arabian Nights Arabian Nights, more properly known as One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales, compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden period lasted from the eighth century to the thirteenth century, when much of the Arabic-speaking world experienced a scientific, economic, and cultural flourishing.   Story Before Bedtime Presents: A Thousand and one Nights Also referred to as the Arabian Nights. (StoryTelling of the ancient arabic tales - think Aladdin and Ali Baba). This is .

  As this book will reveal to many children, Disney didn't invent Aladdin - he is one of the characters found in the year-old tales of Arabian Nights. Read about an Aladdin that is closer to the original, and also about Alibaba and the Forty Thieves, and The Enchanted Garden, two other stories from The Arabian Nights.5/5(5). The Arabian Nights /One Thousand and One Nights/ Notes: This book holds some of the folktales form the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Selected and edited by Andrew Lang, these folktales are simplified and shortened, making them more suitable for children.

The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 01 ANONYMOUS (-), translated by Richard Francis BURTON ( - ) This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. A Sea of Stories. The Arabian Nights, Scheherazade, Aladdin, “Open sesame!”, Sinbad the sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: many Americans are familiar with parts of The Thousand and One Nights —or they think they are. In truth, many of the most familiar stories today were not in the original collection of ancient stories, but were introduced less than years ago by translators.


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The One Thousand and One Nights and various tales within it make use of many innovative literary techniques, which the storytellers of the tales rely on for increased drama, suspense, or other emotions. Some of these date back to earlier Persian, Indian and Arabic literature, while others were original to the One Thousand and One y: Middle East.

Tales from the Thousand and One Nights was the first book on my list of "classic" books to read. There are a myriad of reasons I chose this specific translation, by Baghdad-Born Dawood, and I suggest reading up on the history and differences of each of the translations (for there are many) before you decide which one is best for you personally.4/5.

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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author by: 7. One Thousand and One Nights is a compilation of the stories from the era of Islamic Golden Age. The book has stories from the region of Middle East and has fold tales of the region.

The English Version of the book is often called as Arabian Nights. The stories are compiled from North, South and Central Asia by many different scholars and 4/5. Tales from the Thousand and One Nights (Classics) - Kindle edition by Harvey, William, Dawood, N.J.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Tales from the Thousand and One Nights (Classics)/5(92).

One Thousand and One Nights is more of a re-telling although Al Shaykh's own assessment is that it is a "reimagining". Some of the original tales have been more or less translated directly, but they have been embellished and changed so that they all flow into one continuous tale/5.

Get this from a library. Tales from the Thousand and one nights. [N J Dawood;] -- A selection of the tales told by Shahrazad in an attempt to save her life, including "The Young Woman and Her Five Lovers," "The Fisherman and the Jinnee," "The Historic Fart," and "The Tale of Kafur.

The Thousand and One Nights, collection of largely Middle Eastern and Indian stories of uncertain date and authorship. Its tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and Sindbad the Sailor have almost become part of Western folklore, though these were added to the collection only in.

Harvard Classics, Vol. 16 Stories from the Thousand and One Nights Translated by Edward William Lane Revised by Stanley Lane-Poole The desperate entertainments of a wife delaying execution by her husband, this translation of 42 stories from a much larger collection has become the most well-known of folk tales for younger readers: Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp, the Voyages of Sinbad, and Ali.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. by Lane-Poole, Poole, Harvey, and Lane - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. Scheherazade (/ ʃəˌhɛrəˈzɑːd, - də /) is a major female character and the storyteller in the frame narrative of the Middle Eastern collection of tales known as the One Thousand and One Nights.

5 External links. According to modern scholarship, the name "Scheherazade" derives from an Arabic form of the Middle Persian name Čehrāzād Family: The chief vizier (father), Dunyazad (sister). One Thousand and One Nights has an Indian-Persian core and Egyptian-Bagdad stories.

The book begins with a Persian book of fairytales “Thousand Stories” that was translated into Arabic in the 9th century under the title “Thousand Nights”. Sessy Hernandez WLIT Clark 5/3/16 Theme of Women with Power in The Thousand and One Nights The Thousands and One Nights is a book written by many authors.

The teachings of the many tales in this selection are presented for one specific reason, that women can hold a specific amount of power over men. In my opinion the absolute best English translation of Alf Layla wa Layla (the nights and a night, Nights, or The Arabian Nights) is the one by Hussain Haddawy.

It is based on the Muhsin Mahdi edition. It is extremely readable and thorou. For this revised edition of The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night all names of persons and places and all Arabic words retained in the text have, where necessary, been compared with and corrected by Macnaghten’s Calcutta Edition of the original (– 42).

As the object of the present translation was in the first place, andFile Size: 2MB. The tales told by Scheherazade over a thousand and one nights to delay her execution by the vengeful King Shahryar have become among the most popular in both Eastern and Western literature.

From the epic adventures of 'Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp' Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. Oriental Tales V: The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night.

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The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 01 ANONYMOUS (-), translated by Richard. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (), subtitled A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments, is an English language translation of One Thousand and One Nights (the Arabian Nights) – a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age (8th−13th centuries) – by the British explorer and Genre: Arabic literature, Fantasy fiction.

Tales from the Thousand and One Nights, also known as One Thousand and One Nights, is a collection of interconnected stories, an amalgamation of Arab, Persian, Indian, and other fairytales which were reshaped and retold by storytellers throughout the medieval Islamic world.

The tales are akin to a Russian Matryoshka doll in that they begin with. The story collection known as The Thousand and One Nights has long been considered a treasure-house of literary styles and genres—not surprising because it was compiled over a period of several centuries, and it incorporates material from Arab, Persian, Turkish, Greek, and Indian sources.

Medieval audiences enjoyed a good scare as much as anybody, so—mixed in with the Nights’ adventures. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, vol4 Richard Francis Burton One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries/5(42).The Arabian Nights: One Thousand and One Nights Questions and Answers.

The Question and Answer section for The Arabian Nights: One Thousand and One Nights is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.