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Uniform Title Arabian nights. Selections. English (Ouyang and Horta)
Title The Arabian nights : an anthology / with an introduction by Wen-chin Ouyang ; selection and arrangement by Wen-chin Ouyang and Paulo Lemos Horta.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    398.22 ARA    Available
Description xxv, 892 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Everyman's Library ; 361
Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.)
Note Translated from the Arabic.
"The Arabian Nights has previously appeared in Everyman's Library in different translations in 1907 and in 1992/1998"--Title page verso.
"Translation has played a key role in the formation of The Arabian Nights as we know it ... Editor Wen-chin Ouyang has compiled a carefully chosen selection from influential English translations, showcasing the strengths of different translators, including Richard Burton, Edward Lane, Jonathan Scott, and John Payne"--Jacket.
Includes tales translated by N.J. Dawood, Ursula Lyons and J.C. Mardrus.
Summary A collection of tales told by Scheherazade to amuse the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxiii-xxv).
Subject Tales -- Arabian Peninsula.
Arabic literature -- Translations into English.
Fairy tales.
Folklore -- Arab countries.
Arabs -- Folklore.
Added Author Ouyang, Wen-chin, editor, writer of introduction.
Horta, Paulo Lemos, editor.
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890, translator.
Dawood, N. J., translator.
Lane, Edward William, 1801-1876, translator.
Lyons, U. (Ursula), translator.
Mardrus, J. C. (Joseph Charles), 1868-1949, translator.
Scott, Jonathan, 1754-1829, translator.
Payne, John, 1842-1916, translator.
ISBN 9780375712418 (hardback)
0375712410 (hardback)

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