Author(s): Richard Burton
Discover mystery and wonder in Tales from the Arabian Nights.
The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, Tales from the Arabian Nights is comprised of twenty-one of the most popular tales that were told by Scheherazade to her husband, King Shahryar, in the course of 1,001 nights in order to save her life. Dating over a thousand years, with origins from Persia, India, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, among others, the stories include "The Tale of Scheherazade," "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves."
For folktale fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition has a cloth binding, ribbon marker, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. Featuring a new introduction, 24 color illustrations by Edmund Dulac, and the classic translation by Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), this volume of Tales from the Arabian Nights is an indispensable classic for every home library.
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) was known for many endeavors, including his explorations of Asia and Africa as well as his comprehensive language skills. His complete and unexpurgated English translation of Arabian Nights in the 1880s continues to be lauded.