One Thousand and One Nights (Hardback)
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One Thousand and One Nights (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 15/08/2011
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Witty, poetic, erotic and brutal, One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by the young Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar. Maddened by the discovery of his wife's orgies, King Shahrayar believes all women are unfaithful and vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. To survive, his newest wife Shahrazad spins a web of tales night after night, leaving the King in suspense when morning comes, thus prolonging her life for another day. Written in Arabic from tales gathered in India, Persia and across the great Arab empire, these mesmerising stories tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. Now adapted by Hanan al-Shaykh the One Thousand and One Nights are revealed in an intoxicating new voice.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408826041
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 402 g
Dimensions: 205 x 135 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Comic, tender, mischievous ... A fearless, pioneering writer * Independent *
What a woman!!! What a storyteller!!! * Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis *
One of the finest writers of her generation * Financial Times *
Al-Shaykh writes with a pen that is neither East nor West but entirely her own * Los Angeles Times *

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