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Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Author: ---
Publish date: 2004
ISBN: 9545284390
Genre: Fairytales
v. 20 from series World's Classics
Dimensions: 16x23
Nationality: Arabian
Paperback
Илюстративен материал: без илюстративен материал
Pages: 904
Price: 25.00 BGN
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Arabian Nights is a collection of stories compiled over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. Though an original manuscript has never been found several versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between 800-900 AD. The main frame story concerns a king and his new bride. The king, Shahryar, upon discovering his former wife's infidelity had her executed and then declared all women to be unfaithful. He begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning. Eventually the vizier cannot find anymore virgins, and so must offer his daughter. Scheherazade agrees to marry the king, and, on the night of their marriage, tells him a tale, but does not end it. The king is thus forced to keep her alive in order to hear the conclusion. The next night, as soon as she finishes the tale, she begins (and only begins) another. So it went for 1,001 nights.

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