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One Thousand and One Nights

(2011)
A collection of stories by

 
Gathered and passed down over the centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. They are related by the beautiful, wise, young Shahrazad, who gives herself up to murderous King Shahrayar. The king has vowed to deflower and then kill a virgin every night - but Shahrazad will not be defeated by the king's appetites. To save herself, she cunningly spins a web of tales, leaving the king in suspense each morning, and thus prolonging her life for another day.

Acclaimed Lebanese writer Hanan al-Shaykh has selected nineteen of these stories, retold them in modern English, and knitted them together into an utterly intoxicating collection. In al-Shaykh's hands, Shahrazad's tales are lush and evocative, rich with humor, and utterly captivating.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling
Author(s): Mary Gaitskill
ISBN: 0-307-95886-8 / 978-0-307-95886-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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August 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: One Thousand and One Nights
Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh
ISBN: 1-4088-2604-6 / 978-1-4088-2604-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling
Author(s): Hanan al-Shaykh
ISBN: 0-307-94899-4 / 978-0-307-94899-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: One Thousand and One Nights
Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh
ISBN: 1-4088-2776-X / 978-1-4088-2776-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: One Thousand and One Nights (Modern Plays)
Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh
ISBN: 1-4081-5961-9 / 978-1-4081-5961-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Drama
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling
Author(s): Hanan al-Shaykh
Publisher: Anchor
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August 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: One Thousand and One Nights (Modern Plays)
Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh, Tim Supple
Publisher: Methuen Drama
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August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: One Thousand and One Nights
Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   



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