By Robert Irwin,Bruce Fudge
Known to us simply via North African manuscripts, and translated into English for the 1st time, A Hundred and One Nights is a fabulous instance of the wealthy culture of renowned Arabic storytelling. Like its extra well-known sibling, the Thousand and One Nights, this assortment opens with the body tale of Shahrazad, the proficient vizier’s daughter who recounts inventive stories evening after evening with a purpose to distract the murderous king from taking her life. A Hundred and One Nights features a virtually fullyyt varied set of reports, despite the fact that, each extra exciting, fun, and demanding than the final. In them, we come across stories of epic warriors, buried treasures, disappearing brides, cannibal demon ladies, deadly shipwrecks, and shrewdpermanent ruses, the place human energy and ingenuity play out opposed to a backdrop of inexorable, inscrutable fate.
Although those stories draw on motifs and tale parts that circulated throughout cultures, A Hundred and One Nights is enormously rooted in Arabic literary tradition and the Islamic culture. it's also most probably a lot older than Thousand and One Nights, drawing on Indian and chinese language antecedents. This cautious version and colourful translation of A Hundred and One Nights promises to move readers, new and veteran alike, into its fantastical geographical regions of magic and wonder.
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