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Tales from the Thousand and One Nights (Penguin Classics) Paperback – August 30, 1973
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Whatever their origins and means of transmission, these are excellent and entertaining stories. I cannot think of one tale in this selection that I did not like. Included in the book is the instantly recognizable Aladdin story, as well as the Sinbad voyages. Other tales are just as interesting: "The Tale of the Hunchback," "The Tale of Judar and his Brothers," "The Porter and the Three Girls of Baghdad," and many others. Many of these stories are cycles; they have stories within stories, as characters in one story tell their own stories. At the end of the cycle, the story is cleverly wrapped up, usually with a happy ending. I do not think I need to go into detail about Aladdin or Sinbad, except to say that I was surprised to see Aladdin described as Chinese.Read more ›
This audiocassette publication, read by Souad Faress and Raad Rawi, is one of the best books on tape I own. The rythms of the Middle East compliment the stories in a way no library reader has ever done before. Even though the base translation is abridged, the six hours of stories will keep you entranced. My son and I did a 200-mile each way trip with this book as our entertainment, and were sorry when the last tape finally ended.
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Gives you insight into the roots of the culture. Great stories .Published 2 months ago by amazminerals
It's an interesting book with lots of adventures set within the framework of Arabian culture...
"She rose like the morn as she shone through the night
And she gilded the grove with her gracious sight
From her radiance the sun taketh increase
When she... Read more
It is a tale within a tale Within a tale. The characters teach morals and leave a piece of wisdom within their tales.Published 16 months ago by Eric Cruz