Arabian Nights and Days

Arabian Nights and Days

Unknown - 1995
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A renowned Nobel Prize-winning novelist refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar stories, made new by the magical pen of the acknowledged dean of Arabic letters.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c1995
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780385468886
0385468881
Branch Call Number: FIC/Mahfu 4901 01
Characteristics: 227 p

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Feb 24, 2015

An entertaining set of interlinked fantastic and traditional motif filled children's tales.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

Mahfouz is another of my favourite authors and his Cairo Trilogy one of my favourite reads. Arabian Nights and Days is a departure in that it is set in a medieval eastern land and retells some of the stories from the One Thousand and One Nights. Shahrzad, the Sultan, Sinbad, Aladdin, good and evil genies, a wise enigmatic Sufi master, schemers and thieves are all part of the bustling scene as one tale flows into the other.

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