Author(s): Richard Burton
They are ancient stories, but they still enchant our imaginations today. "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." "Sinbad the Sailor." "Aladdin." These and the other Middle Eastern stories collected in "Arabian Nights" are delightful, fascinating, and fun for fans and first-time readers alike. This beautiful, leather-bound edition collects the classic tales of "Arabian Nights" in a new, redesigned format. Specially designed end papers, gilded edges, a ribbon bookmark, and other decorative elements enhance the reading experience, while an expert introduction provides new information and context for these well-known stories. "Arabian Nights" is a compelling look at a long-gone culture--and the perfect addition to any home library. Lexile score: 1320L
"[A] book...that captivates in childhood, and still delights in age." "From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an renown British explorer, writer, translator, and linguist who is best known for his travels within Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Of his many achievements, one of his most recognizable contributions is a translation of "One Thousand and One Nights," also commonly known as "The Arabian Nights." Kenneth C. Mondschein earned his Ph.D. in History at Fordham University. He lives in New York, NY.