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"Haddawy's translation is easily the clearest, most fluent and most readable I have met....What is delightful and memorable about these tales is the immediacy of their created worlds.... [Haddawy's translation] has style, it has elegance, it has precision." ―A. S. Byatt, London Sunday TimesFrom the critically acclaimed translator of The Arabian Nights comes a volume of the four most popular later stories: "Sindbad the Sailor," "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," "Ala al-Din (Aladdin) and the Magic Lamp," and "Qamar al-Zaman." Readers will discover in each a world of high flamboyance and startling beauty, humor, and magic, and lessons of loyalty and love's endurance.
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Full of mischief and valor, ribaldry and romance, The Arabian Nights is a work that has enthralled readers for centuries.
The origins of The Arabian Nights are obscure. About a thousand years ago a vast number of stories in Arabic from various countries began to be brought together; only much later was the collection called The Arabian Nights or the Thousand and One Nights.
Husain Haddawy was born and grew up in Baghdad, taught English and comparative literature at various American universities, wrote art criticism, and is now living in retirement in Thailand.
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