The Arabian Nights
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Considered by many to be the greatest work in all of literature, The Arabian Nights is a masterpiece sure to entertain all who seek its riches. The story begins when a vengeful king, angered by a former wife’s infidelity, decides to carry out an evil plan: each day he will take a new bride, and after he has enjoyed a single night with each of these brides, the hapless women will be executed. The king charges his vizier to find him marriage-worthy virgins. The frantic man searches the kingdom high and low to satisfy the king’s terrifying desires until one grim day when the vizier realizes that there are no more virgins in the land. No more, that is, except for one: his own daughter. The vizier is sure to suffer a great punishment if he fails to meet the king’s demands, so his daughter, the beautiful Scheherazade, bravely volunteers to be the king’s next wife. The vizier is heartbroken at the thought of losing his child, but he doesn’t realize that Scheherazade has a plan up her sleeve. On their wedding night, the clever young woman enthralls the king with an exciting story. As the king grows more engrossed in her tale, she resolves not to conclude it until the next day, forcing the king to decide between ending her life and not knowing the end of the tale. As the king’s appetite for a good story exceeds his murderous inclinations, Scheherazade realizes that her brilliant imagination will be the key to her survival. Follow along as she weaves tales of wonder, comedy, adventure, and romance that will entertain kings and readers alike in royal fashion.
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THE PUBLISHERS' PREFACE.
This, the "Aldine Edition" of "The Arabian Nights Entertainments," forms the first four volumes of a proposed series of reprints of the Standard works of fiction which have appeared in the English language.
It is our intention to publish the series in an artistic way, well ...
Reviewed by Joeman on Oct 13, 2012
Reviewed by sainallapati1997 on Aug 23, 2009
it is a nice book
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