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Stories from the Arabian Nights

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I recently read a collection of tales from the Arabian Nights, retold by Laurence Housman, and I must say, I was captivated from the very first story. Housman's prose is enchanting and beautifully written, bringing to life the exotic world of ancient Persia and Arabia.

The collection includes well-known stories such as Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Sinbad the Sailor, but Housman also includes lesser-known tales that are just as captivating. Each story is filled with adventure, magic, and romance, making it impossible to put the book down.

Housman's retellings stay true to the original source material while also adding his own unique voice and style. The result is a collection that feels both timeless and fresh, perfect for readers of all ages.

Overall, Stories from the Arabian Nights is a captivating and beautiful collection of tales that will transport readers to a world filled with magic and wonder. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an escape into a world of fantasy and adventure.

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Scheherazadè, the heroine of the Thousand and one Nights, ranks among the great story-tellers of the world but the great quantity of her stories were meant to stave off her death and so we can expect a few to be not of the best quality. The six stories chosen here to be retold by Laurence Housman however, are some of the very best to be had among all of them. They are beautifully written and deserve to be 'told' by readers who enjoy telling stories. - Summary by Phil Chenevert

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