Monday, April 9, 2012

Classic Monday: The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights by Richard Burton

1049 pages

Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever.

I love books full of entertaining short tales and this is no exception. Stories that we have all heard like Aladdin, Sinbad, The Forty Thieves, etc. are all included in this amazing novel.


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