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The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 3

The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 3 by Anonymous

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 for the collection, 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 third of sixteen volumes translated by Burton.

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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 THREE Privately Printed By The Burton Club Inscribed to the Memory of A Friend Who During A Friendship of Twenty Six Years Ever Showed Me The Most Unwearied Kindness, Richard Monckton Milnes Baron Houghton... Continue reading book >>

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