Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba's outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd ISBN: 9780141191652 Number of pages: 528 Weight: 907 g Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 36 mm
Bought this book as I have little knowledge of the tales and I'm always on the look out for a beautiful book to sit on the shelf. This ticks all the boxes! I haven't yet read it all, but the stories I have...
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