9780141395036

Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange

  • ISBN 13:

    9780141395036

  • ISBN 10:

    0141395036

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 02/18/2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics Hardcover

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Summary

The first English translation of this spectacular collection of medieval Arab fantasy stories

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.

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