The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volumes 1-3 Deluxe Boxed Set (Penguin Classics)

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9780141198279: The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volumes 1-3 Deluxe Boxed Set (Penguin Classics)

The acclaimed new translation of one of the best-known and most influential classics of world literature-available in a deluxe hardcover boxed set designed by Coralie Bickford Smith.

From Ali Baba and the forty thieves to the voyages of Sinbad, the stories of The Arabian Nights are timeless and unforgettable. Published here in their entirety in a splendid three-volume hardcover set, this critically acclaimed edition brings these classic tales to life for modern readers. It also includes new translations from the eighteenth-century French of the so-called "orphan stories," for which no original Arabic text remains.

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About the Author:

Malcolm C. Lyons is a professor of Arabic at Cambridge and a widely published scholar of classical Arabic literature.
Ursula Lyons is an emeritus fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and a specialist in modern Arabic literature.
Robert Irwin is the author of The Arabian Nights: A Companion as well as numerous other studies of Middle Eastern politics, art, and mysticism.
Coralie Bickford Smith is an award-winning designer at Penguin Books (U.K.), where she has created several highly acclaimed series designs. She studied typography at Reading University and lives in London.

Review:

Magnificent Guardian This new translation restores their colour and verve The Times Outstanding Telegraph The most ambitious and thorough translation ... since the age of Queen Victoria Guardian Sweet, sad, obscene and marvellous -- A. S. Byatt This new Penguin edition is the one to have Sunday Times

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