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The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume I is a captivating collection of Middle Eastern folk tales and legends that have been passed down through generations. The stories are rich with fantastical elements such as magic, genies, and adventure, making them both entertaining and thought-provoking.

The storytelling in this volume is truly exquisite, with vivid imagery and descriptive language that transports readers to exotic settings such as ancient Persia and Arabia. The characters are well-developed and engaging, each with their own unique personalities and motivations.

One of the standout features of this book is the feminist undertones present in many of the stories. The female characters are portrayed as strong and resilient, challenging societal norms and expectations. This adds an interesting layer of depth to the narratives and makes the book stand out from other traditional fairy tales.

Overall, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume I is a must-read for anyone who enjoys immersive and enchanting storytelling. It is a timeless classic that will continue to captivate readers for years to come.

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Now First Completely Done Into English Prose and Verse, From The Original Arabic,

By John Payne (Author of "The Masque of Shadows," "Intaglios: Sonnets," "Songs of Life and Death," "Lautrec," "The Poems of Master Francis Villon of Paris," "New Poems," Etc, Etc.).

In Nine Volumes:


London Printed For Subscribers Only


Delhi Edition

Contents of The First Volume.

Introduction. Story of King Shehriyar and his Brother a. Story of the Ox and the Ass 1. The Merchant and the Genie a. The First Old Man's Story b. The Second Old Man's Story c. The Third Old Man's Story 2. The Fisherman and the Genie a. Story of The Physician Douban ab. Story of King Sindbad and his Falcon ac. Story of The King's Son and the Ogress b. Story of the Enchanted Youth 3. The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad a. The First Calender's Story b. The Second Calender's Story ba... Continue reading book >>

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