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The Arabian Nights' Entertainments

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The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
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Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide
ISBN/ASIN: B000EWHLOW

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A collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Arab World. Burton's translation brought to the English world the legendary tales Shahrazad told King Shahryar--who executed his mistresses after one night so as to preserve fidelity--in order to remain alive.

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