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The Thousand and One Nights, Commonly Called the Arabian Nights' Entertainments; Translated from the Arabic, with Copious Notes, Volume 2

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We ...more
Paperback, 574 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published August 14th 1980)
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Grace
Oct 05, 2011 Grace rated it really liked it
This is the story about Scheherazade who marries the sultan in order to stop him from killing his wives. He was married previously, and found out that his wife was cheating on him, so in order to get revenge, he would marry a new wife every day and have her killed the next morning. Scheherazade would tell the sultan a story each morning and end with a cliff hanger so that the sultan would want to hear the ending the next day. It reminded me of how television shows end the season with a cliff ...more
Martin
Jan 13, 2015 Martin rated it did not like it
Volume 2 was even worse than 1. At least with 1, I had an expectation that I might encounter something interesting or enlightening, only to be disappointed. With this volume, the reading experience began and ended with disappointment, with a whole lot of disappointment in between. I wish I could be more linquistically descriptive about this awful experience, but my theasaurus is used up for words standing in for garbage, immorality, uselessness, and vacuousness. You know what this was? The ...more
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