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Tales Of The Marvellous And News

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On the shrouded corpse hung a tablet of green topaz with the inscription: 'I am Shaddad the Great. I conquered a thousand cities; a thousand white elephants were collected for me; I lived for a thousand years and my kingdom covered both east and west, but when death came to me nothing of all that I had gathered was of any avail. You who see me take heed: for Time is not to be trusted.' Dating from at least a millennium ago, these are the earliest known Arabic short stories, surviving in a single, ragged manuscript in a library in Istanbul. Some found their way into The Arabian Nights but most have never been read in English before. Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange has monsters, lost princes, jewels beyond price, a princess turned into a gazelle, sword-wielding statues and shocking reversals of fortune.

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Malcolm C. Lyons is also the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of the complete Arabian Nights. He was Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University and is a life fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is one of the world's leading experts on classical Arabic literature. Robert Irwin's books include For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and Their Enemies, The Middle East in the Middle Ages, The Arabian Nights: A Companion and (as editor) The Penguin Anthology of Classical Arabian Literature. He also introduced and edited the Penguin Classics Arabian Nights.

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Superb, a revelation - a real classic of popular literature ... endlessly diverting and inventive, (giving) a unique insight into a now-lost elegant, courtly and tolerant Arab world -- William Dalrymple Sunday Times Offers a gateway to a different world of language and ideas, florid, wildly descriptive and are a powerful reminder of the human need for story ... irresistible Independent This book is an astonishment ... a profound oddity, but an absolutely intriguing one Scotland on Sunday Instantly appealing (with) headlong narrative drive ... like a Medieval Fifty Shades of Grey ... above all, fun Guardian

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Book Description Penguin UK, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. 'I am Shaddad the Great. I conquered a thousand cities; a thousand white elephants were collected for me; I lived for a thousand years and my kingdom covered both east and west, but when death came to me nothing of all that I had gathered was of any avail. You who see me take heed: for Time is not to be trusted'Discovered in a single, ragged manuscript in a library in Istanbul, this is the earliest collection of Arabic stories, most of which have never been read in English before. Containing terrifying monsters, lost princes, jewels beyond price, sword-wielding statues, magical transformations and shocking reversals of fortune, these evocative medieval tales combine courtly romance, bawdy comedy and fantastical adventure. 'Superb, a revelation - a real classic of popular literature . . . endlessly diverting and inventive, a unique insight into a now-lost elegant, courtly and tolerant Arab world.' William Dalrymple, Sunday Times'Offers a gateway to a different world of language and ideas, a powerful reminder of the human need for story . . . irresistible.' IndependentTranslated by Malcolm C. LyonsWith an introduction by Robert Irwin. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-40031907

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