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Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange

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On the shrouded corpse hung a tablet of green topaz with the inscription: 'I am Shaddad the Great. I conquered a thousand cities; a thousand white elephants were collected for me; I lived for a thousand years and my kingdom covered both east and west, but when death came to me nothing of all that I had gathered was of any avail. You who see me take heed: for Time is not to be trusted.' Dating from at least a millennium ago, these are the earliest known Arabic short stories, surviving 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. Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange has monsters, lost princes, jewels beyond price, a princess turned into a gazelle, sword-wielding statues and shocking reversals of fortune.

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Authors Anonymous, Anonymous Anonymous, Robert Irwin, Malcolm Lyons, Malcolm C. Lyons
Assisted by Robert Irwin (Introduction), Malcolm Lyons (Translation), Malcolm C. Lyons (Translation)
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 06.10.2016
EAN 9780241299951
ISBN 978-0-241-29995-1
No. of pages 496
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 21 mm
Series Little Black Classics
Penguin Classics
Little Black Classics
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Fairytales, sagas, legends

FICTION / Short Stories (single author), FICTION / Classics, Short Stories

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