One Thousand and One Nights A Retelling

ISBN-10: 0307948994

ISBN-13: 9780307948991

Edition: 2013

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Description: Gathered and passed down over the centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. They are related by the beautiful, wise, young Shahrazad, who gives herself up to murderous King Shahrayar. The king has vowed to deflower and then kill a virgin every night--but Shahrazad will not be defeated by the king's appetites. To save herself, she cunningly spins a web of tales, leaving the king in suspense each morning, and thus prolonging her life for another day.Acclaimed Lebanese writer Hanan al-Shaykh has selected nineteen of these stories, retold them in modern English, and knitted them together into an utterly intoxicating collection. In al-Shaykh's hands, Shahrazad's tales are lush and evocative, rich with humor, and utterly captivating. 

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/3/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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