Sir Richard F. Burton
Title Tales from 1001 Arabian Nights
Book Condition New
Publisher Delhi, India Jaico Publishing House
817224052X / 9788172240523
Seller ID 105483
These tales comprise of fantasy and a whimsical plot arrangement; the story goes thus :Shahryar, king of India, inflamed with jealousy by his wife's infidelity and wanton ways, executes her. After which he resolves to take revenge on all womankind. Hence each night after having betrothed a beautiful girl, kills her the next morning.A stage comes when there is no eligible woman left for him except the daughter of his Wazir, Shahrazad. The Wazir, having no choice, gives his daughter to King Shahryar. Shahrazad, a beautiful but shrewd girl, learns of the King's fondness for enchanting stories. Thus she begins by telling him one every night, keeping the climax in abeyance. Eager to know the outcome of the story's ending, the King condones the killing everyday. Eventually, after a thousand and one nights, King Shahryar is cured of his euphoria and Shahrazad in turn bears him three children. Having its origin in India, Persia and Arabia and in the tradition of the Panchatantra and Jataka Tales, these exciting tales of adventure and suspense will sweep you into the exotic and wonderful world of romance and magic carpets, genie and jinn. Here we have the evergreen classics of Sinbad the Sailor, Alaeddin And His Wonderful Lamp, Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves, Caliph Harun Al-Rashid, and many, many, more of the choicest tales, making this memorable book a treasure and a collector’s item, to be read again and again.Printed Pages: 884.
Tales from 1001 Arabian Nights Sir Richard F. Burton