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The Arabian Nights' Entertainments - Illustrated by Louis Rhead

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450 pages7 hours

Summary

Although Stevenson is perhaps most famous for "Treasure Island", "Kidnapped", and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "The New Arabian Nights" was his first published collection of fiction. First published in 1916, It is an English-translation of the "One Thousand and One Nights", an anthology of South Asian and Middle Eastern folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age. It was put together over hundreds of years by a variety of scholars, authors, and translators across Asia and North Africa, with the stories having roots in medieval Persian, Arabic, Mesopotamian, Jewish, Indian, and Egyptian folklore. Beautifully illustrated by Louis John Rhead, this classic collection is ideal for bedtime reading material and not to be missed by lovers of folklore. Louis John Rhead (1857 - 1926) was an English-born American artist, illustrator, author and angler. Contents include: "The Story of the Ass, the Ox, and the Laborer", "The Story of the Merchant and the Genie", "Story of the Blind Baba-Abdalla", "The Story of King Shahriar and Sheherazade", "The Little Hunchback", "The Enchanted Horse", "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp", "The Story of the Husband and the Parrot", and many more. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's literature - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage classic illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

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