Arabian Nights

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A newlywed Arabian queen avoids execution by keeping her mistrusting king entertained with her stories. By never finishing a story on the night she begins telling is the keeps him on tenterhooks and by the time she has run out of tales, the king has learnt to love and trust her, so her life is spared. Sir Richard... Read more

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A newlywed Arabian queen avoids execution by keeping her mistrusting king entertained with her stories. By never finishing a story on the night she begins telling is the keeps him on tenterhooks and by the time she has run out of tales, the king has learnt to love and trust her, so her life is spared. Sir Richard Burton's translation of Arabian Nights is the most well-known and complete collection of these 9th-century Arabic tales of tragedy, love, erotica, comedy and fable.

About the author

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, born in 1821, was an English author, explorer, soldier, geographer, diplomat and linguist. He authored Wanderings in West Africa and Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. Burton was a captain in the army of the East India Company and later became a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Eventually he served as British consul at various places. The author co-founded the Anthropological Society of London in 1863. In 1886, he was awarded a knighthood (KCMG) by Queen Victoria.

Author            : Sir Richard Francis Burton

Publisher      ‏  : Harper Press

Binding Type  : Paperback 

Language       : English 

ISBN-13         ‏ : ‎ 978-0007420100

 

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