"The Thousand and One Nights"

This is our official July discussion, where we will be discussing the book that we democratically selected as a group. This time we are reading "The Thousand and One Nights", also known as "The Arabian Nights". There are many versions of this collection out there. I personally recommend the Borders edition, translated by Sir Richard Burton (pictured)--though any copy will do. It may be interesting to see how our understanding varies based on which selection each of us has picked up!
Description from Amazon.com: Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever.

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    A former member

    Glad I finally read after it has been on my shelf for 20 years.

    July 28, 2010

  • Mary Ann R.

    Very nice of Katie to lead the meet up.

    July 20, 2010

  • Emlyn C.

    Please note, there is an instore musical performance at the Liberty Borders this Sunday (7/18) at 2 PM. There may be a bit of traffic, when you first arrive. But, shouldn't be a major problem!

    July 14, 2010

  • Antonia M.

    I've talked with some sale associates at Borders and the edition that Melissa has is no longer in print. There are a variety of copies out there from other publishers that are from the translations of Sir Richard Burton.

    May 17, 2010

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