One Thousand and One Nights

One Thousand and One Nights

Hanan al-Shaykh

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Passed down over centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights are related by the beautiful, young Shahrazad as she attempts to delay her execution. Retold in modern English by the acclaimed Lebanese author Hanan al-Shaykh, here are stories of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. Bringing together nineteen classic tales, in these pages al-Shaykh weaves an utterly intoxicating collection, rich with humor, violence, and romance.

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ISBN-13: 9780307948991

Number of pages: 320

Format: Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US)

Imprint: Anchor

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