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The Arabian Nights (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition)

The Arabian Nights (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition)

Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection

by Richard Francis Burton
Leather / fine binding
Publication Date: 03/10/2016
  $49.99

This collection features more than twenty stories, in the classic translation of Sir Richard Burton

published between 1884 and 1886, and full-colour illustrations by Renata Fucikova and Jindra Capek.

Among them are some of the best-known legends of eastern storytelling, including the Sinbad the Sailor and Aladdin and His Magic Lamp.

ISBN:
9781435156234
9781435156234
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Leather / fine binding
Publication Date:
03-10-2016
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
760
Dimensions (mm):
241x152mm
Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures.

According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented journey to Mecca, in disguise at a time when Europeans were forbidden access on pain of death; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights (commonly called The Arabian Nights in English after early translations of Antoine Galland's French version); the publication of the Kama Sutra in English; and a journey with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile

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