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Enjoy the timeless tales of Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and many more in this first volume of The Arabian Nights .
Upon learning of his queen s infidelity, proud King Shahryar has her killed. As revenge on womankind, he decides to wed a different virgin every night, only to have her beheaded at dawn. Such is Shahryar s practice for three terrible years until he weds Scheherazade, the maiden who will change his life....
A breathtaking beauty, Scheherazade is as learned as she is sensuous. Her first night with the king, she uses her imagination, her eloquence, and more
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Produktbeschreibung
Enjoy the timeless tales of Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and many more in this first volume of The Arabian Nights.

Upon learning of his queen s infidelity, proud King Shahryar has her killed. As revenge on womankind, he decides to wed a different virgin every night, only to have her beheaded at dawn. Such is Shahryar s practice for three terrible years until he weds Scheherazade, the maiden who will change his life....

A breathtaking beauty, Scheherazade is as learned as she is sensuous. Her first night with the king, she uses her imagination, her eloquence, and more than a little cunning to regale him with a tale of genies and wishes, wisely cutting the story short at dawn. The king is so beguiled, he cannot have her murdered without hearing the story s end. From then on, Scheherazade spends nights conjuring stories of flying carpets and fantastical journeys, always stopping with a cliff-hanger and saving her own life.

This edition follows the unexpurgated translation of Richard F. Burton, the renowned Victorian explorer. Intricate and inventive, these stories within stories continue to captivate readers as they have for centuries.
  • Produktdetails
  • The Arabian Nights .1
  • Verlag: Penguin US / Signet
  • Seitenzahl: 596
  • Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahre
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juli 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 173mm x 106mm x 34mm
  • Gewicht: 298g
  • ISBN-13: 9780451530592
  • ISBN-10: 0451530594
  • Artikelnr.: 22534695
Autorenporträt
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) war zweifellos eine faszinierende Persönlichkeit: Forscher, Abenteurer, Völkerkundler und Sprachwissenschaftler. Als Pilger verkleidet reiste er nach Mekka und Medina; zusammen mit John Hanning Speke machte er sich auf die Suche nach den Quellen des Nils und entdeckte den Tanganjikasee. Burton beherrschte fünfundzwanzig Sprachen, schrieb und übersetzte Unmengen von Büchern und erlangte Berühmtheit nicht zuletzt durch seine Übertragung der Erzähl- und Märchensammlung "Tausendundeine Nacht" ins Englische.