Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange (Hardcover Classics) Hardcover by Coralie Bickford-Smith
Edition Date: 01/27/2015
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Decription: A great cache of ancient, magical stories in the same tradition as The Arabian Nights, Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange is an extraordinary find. Dating from at least a millennium ago, these are the earliest-known Arabic short stories, which survived in a single, ragged manuscript in a library in Istanbul. Some found their way into The Arabian Nights, but most have never been read in English before. Composed to fascinate their original audiences, these charming, surreal, baffling, and beautiful stories are indeed both marvelous and strange.
About author: MALCOLM C. LYONS is the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of the complete Arabian Nights