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The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 06

The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 06 by Richard Francis Burton
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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 sixth of sixteen volumes translated by Richard Francis 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 SIX Privately Printed By The Burton Club I Inscribe This Volume To My Old And Valued Correspondent, I Whose Debt I Am Deep, Professor Aloys Sprenger (of Heidelberg), Arabist, Philosopher and Friend.

Richard F. Burton.

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