The tale is only known to us through North African manuscripts, and it was translated to English in the very first edition. The Hundred and One Nights is a fantastic illustration of the rich heritage of well-known Arabic storytelling. Like its well-known counterpart and The Thousand and One Nights The collection starts with the story of Shahrazad who is a gifted daughter of a vizier, who tells her fantasies night and day to deter the king who commits murder from murdering her.
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Hundred and One Nights Hundred and One Nights Hundred and One Nights includes a vastly different set of tales, but each is more thrilling, entertaining, captivating and terrifying than the one prior.
We are treated to tales of epic battles and lost brides horrific shipwrecks, and demon-possessed cannibals clever tricks, in which the human spirit and intelligence are shown with the help of an endless, inexplicably unfathomable destiny.
These stories have themes and stories that are common to diverse cultures
A Hundred and One Nights is distinctly an ancestor to Arabic literary culture, as well as the Islamic tradition. It’s also likely to be longer than The thousand and One Nights, drawing on Indian or Chinese predecessors. The carefully edited and vibrant edition of A Hundred and One Nightspromises to transport readers, new and old alike, into the enchanting world of magic and wonder.
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- ASIN : B01H7BOMSK
- Publisher : NYU Press
- Publication date : September 6, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1132 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
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- Print length : 627 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled