Some nights you wish would never end . . .
This modern edition adapted from Sir Richard F. Burton's lavish unexpurgated (unpurified) translation—and the companion volume to the highly popular Signet Classic edition of Arabian Nights, also edited and adapted by Jack Zipes—once again illuminates the sensual mystery and lushness of the original Arabic tales. This volume includes a wide variety of tales representing distinctive genres—not just magic fairy tales, but also erotic tales, all revealing a great deal about the customs and societies in the Middle East during the Medieval era. Here are tales such as "The Porter and the Three Ladies," "The Caliph's Night Adventure," "The Sleeper and the Waker," "The Woman Who Made Her Husband Sift Dirt," "The Rake's Trick Against the Chaste Wife," and "The Man Who Never Laughed During the Rest of His Days." In Jack Zipes's hands, these stories-within-stories, told over the course of a thousand and one nights, come to vivid life in new and often surprising ways.
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