One Thousand And One Nights pdf
One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English-language edition (c. 1706 – c. 1721), which rendered the title as The Arabian Nights’ Entertainment. The work was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Greek, Indian, Jewish, Persian and Turkish folklore and literature. In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Abbasid era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hezār Afsān , which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.
A Thousand And One Nights Summary
The main frame story concerns Shahryār whom the narrator calls a “Sasanian king” ruling in “India and China”. He is shocked to learn that his brother’s wife is unfaithful; discovering that his own wife’s infidelity has been even more flagrant, he has her killed. In his bitterness and grief, he decides that all women are the same. Shahryār begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning before she has a chance to dishonor him. Eventually, the vizier, whose duty it is to provide them, cannot find any more virgins. Scheherazade, the vizier’s daughter, offers herself as the next bride and her father reluctantly agrees. On the night of their marriage, Scheherazade begins to tell the king a tale but does not end it. The king, curious about how the story ends, is thus forced to postpone her execution in order to hear the conclusion.
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Name Of the Novel: One Thousand And One Nights Book
Authors: Geraldine McCaughren
Original Language: Arabic
Country: The United States
Genres: Fairy-tale, Fiction
Publisher: The Independent Journal, New York Packet, The Daily Advertiser, J. & A. McLean
Publication date: October 27, 1787 – May 28, 1788
Media type: pdf / ePub book
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