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One thousand and one nights

By: Al-Shaykh, Hanan

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140882776X / 9781408827765
Paperback
892.737
01/11/2013
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England
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20 cm 288 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: 2011.

One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar.

Maddened by the discovery of his wife's orgies, King Shahrayar vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning.

To survive, his newest wife Shahrazad spins a web of tales each night, leaving the King in suspense when morning comes, prolonging her life for another day. Gathered from 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.

Retold by Hanan al-Shaykh, One Thousand and One Nights are revealed in an intoxicating new voice.

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FQ Myth & legend told as fiction

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