Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier’s daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba’s outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. One of the best known and most influential works of literature ever written, this is the first complete translation into English of The Arabian Nights from the Arabic since the 1880s. It also includes new translations from 18th century French of the so-called ‘orphan stories’, for which no original Arabic text remains. in a wonderful three-volume, luxury, limited edition boxset.
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Deluxe Limited Edition 3-volume boxed set. Quarter cream cloth with blue titles to spine over dark blue paper-covered boards with silver motifs. Ribbon place-markers. Complete with matching blue & silver slipcase. Vol I [xxv], 982pp; Vol II [xx], 855pp; Vol III [xviii], 878pp.Review:
Penguin has produced this magnificent, unexpurgated edition of the greatest collection of folk tales in the world...The Arabian Nights is not a book to be read in a week. It is an ocean of stories to be dipped into over a lifetime. And this new Penguin edition is the one to have. Settle back, pour a glass of wine and sail away with Sinbad to the Island of Serendib.
-- Christopher Hart, The Sunday Times, 14th December 2008
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Book Description London : Penguin Books, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Deluxe Limited Edition 3-volume boxed set. Quarter cream cloth with blue titles to spine over dark blue paper-covered boards with silver motifs. Ribbon place-markers. Complete with matching blue & silver slipcase. Vol I [xxv], 982pp; Vol II [xx], 855pp; Vol III [xviii], 878pp. Publishers' promotional leaf loosely inserted. Small stain to spine Vol III otherwise Fine in lightly surface-scuffed slipcase with two-inch split to top edge. Bookseller Inventory # EWwineC.12