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Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 07

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This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. They are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found, but several versions date the collection’s genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the seventh of sixteen volumes translated by Richard Francis Burton.

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This etext was scanned by JC Byers (http://www.capitalnet.com/~jcbyers/index.htm) and proofread by Nancy Bloomquist, J.C. Byers, Muhammad Hozien, Carrie Lorenz, Laura Shaffer, Sara Vazirian, and Charles Wilson.

THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments Translated and Annotated by Richard F. Burton VOLUME SEVEN Privately Printed By The Burton Club I Inscribe these pages to An Old And Valued Friend, John W. Larking (Whilome of Alexandria). In Whose Hospitable Home ("The Sycamores") I Made My Final Preparations For A Pilgrimage To Meccah and El Medinah... Continue reading book >>


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