One Thousand and One Nights

One Thousand and One Nights

A Retelling

Book - 2013 | First American edition
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Contents: Foreword
Shahrayar and Shahrazad
The fisherman and the jinni
The porter and the three ladies
The first dervish
The second dervish
The third dervish
The first merchant
The hunchback
The mistress of the house's tale
The doorkeeper's tale
The shopper's tale
The reaction of the caliph
Dalila the wily
The demon's wife
The woman and her five lovers
Budur and qamal al-zaman
Zumurrud and Nur al-Din
The fourth voyage of Sindbad the sailor
The resolution of the porter and the three ladies
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: FICTION SHA
Characteristics: xix, 288 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780307958860


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Retold in modern English by the acclaimed Lebanese author Hanan al-Shaykh, here are stories of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. Bringing together nineteen classic tales, in these pages al-... Read More »

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about Lebanon

Nov 18, 2013

Ms. al-Shaykh has chosen mainly stories that feature female protagonists, including of course the voice of the original storyteller, Shaharazad. Sex, violence, cleverness, witty language, plot twists, odd coincidences & explanations--these stories are strangely wonderful.


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