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The Arabian Nights Deluxe Limited Edition Giftset - Penguin Classics BRAND NEW
United Kingdom: Penguin, 1880. A brand new but opened set of 3 hardback books in their original dust jackets and binder. Never read or opened - pristine condition!! Welcome to the sale of - The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 nights Giftset by Penguin Classics Translates by Malcolm C Lyons A new and unused item - only the cellophane has been removed. The books have not even been opened. Perfect for reading at any time and especially when read aloud to a small audience with enthusiasm and passion they will be spellbound by the stories from the Middle East. Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba's outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. One of the best known and most influential works of literature ever written, this is the first complete translation into English of The Arabian Nights from the Arabic since the 1880s. It also includes new translations from 18th century French of the so-called 'orphan stories', for which no original Arabic text remains. in a wonderful three-volume, luxury, limited edition boxset. Good luck and happy bidding!! [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: neels1970 [Harrow, United Kingdom]
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