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In 1909, F. Marion Crawford was one of the most widely read novelists of the English-speaking world. His fame was such that when he became seriously ill in March of that year, his progress was reported on the front page of The New York Times on a daily basis for the last week of his life. His obituary spilled over onto page 2 of the Times. In the Italian village of Sant 'A...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 20th 2001 by Wildside Press (first published 1891)
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Dfordoom
Considering the extent of the 19th century obsession with The Mysterious East and the enormous vogue for orientalist art it’s perhaps surprising that there weren’t more novels using Arabian Nights-style settings. There was of course William Beckford’s Vathek, and there was also F. Marion Crawford’s Khaled: A Tale of Arabia.

Apart from a couple of much-anthologised short stories (notably For the Blood is the Life The works of the amazingly prolific American writer F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909) ar...more
Paul
Set in the world of the Arabian Nights, this is the story of a hard-working djinn named Khaled. He is so conscientious that, while watching the parade of princes and sultans seeking the hand of the lovely Princess Zehowah, he takes an Indian prince, who was about to win Zehowah’s hand in marriage, into the desert and kills him. Khaled’s punishment is mitigated by the fact the prince was not a Muslim, and would have treated Zehowah badly back home. He is sent to Earth as a man, and his task is to...more
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